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Eva Hassett

International Institute of Buffalo
Executive Director
Eva Hassett has been the Executive Director of the International Institute of Buffalo since August 2009.The International Institute of Buffalo seeks to make Western New York a better place for, and because of, immigrants and refugees.International Institute of Buffalo services include refugee resettlement, employment and integration; support and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking; translation, interpretation and cultural competency services; and hosting for international visitors and foreign policy programs.Eva has extensive experience as a senior executive in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Before her arrival at the Institute, Eva served for 12 years in Buffalo City government, as Administration and Finance Commissioner and Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Buffalo. After leaving City Hall in 2006 she worked in the real estate development field with Savarino Companies and Clover Management. She also has experience in public sector investment banking and in policy analysis and development.Eva has her BA from Harvard College, and her MBA from the Yale University School of Management. Eva was named one of Buffalo’s Top Ten Influential Women in 2006 and one of the Top 100 in 2015 by Buffalo Spree magazine.