Habsburg Consulting is owned by George Habsburg, grandson of the late Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary. The Company specializes in assisting governments and companies facing problems with various European Union institutions.

They also help companies investing in various Eastern and Central European countries. George Habsburg was Hungary’s Special Ambassador to the European Union. His contacts throughout the region are expansive and his ability to get various concerns the attention they demand are impressive.


Ms. Alison Attanasio graduated from the New York University School of Law. While working toward her J.D., Attanasio was the Notes Editor for the Journal of International Law and Politics. The Journal features articles on international legal topics by leading scholars and practitioners. She authored a capstone piece that examines the effects of mandatory schooling laws in New York City on recently immigrated Latino youth.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University concentrating in Comparative Literature and the Spanish Language. As an undergraduate, Attanasio was awarded the Global Research and Development Grant from Emory University to fund her research on the effectiveness of microfinance programs in the Dominican Republic. 

Attanasio is experienced in online social media and blogging.

Patrick Ziegler served U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson and has worked closely on Rep. Gibson’s Energy Advisory Council to develop a comprehensive, long-term energy strategy. Ziegler ran for Congress for the 20th Congressional District in New York in 2010.

He holds a Master’s degree in United States Public Policy History from UAlbany and studied Diplomatic History there as well. His most recent graduate research probes the delicate balance between academic freedom and adherence to canon law on American Catholic college campuses post-Ex Corde Ecclesiae. He is pursuing a PhD in Educational Administration and Policy Studies.

Mr. Ziegler served as Field Director for the Republican National Committee in New York State, helping the Republicans picked up six Congressional seats. Ziegler helped organize Newt Gingrich’s ballot access operation in New York in 2012.

Ziegler’s strengths lie in his meticulous attention to detail in research and crafting complex issues in a way that various groups can easily embrace them.



Yasmine Syed is an experts in developing strategic media plans, and advertising and public relations initiatives. A native New Yorker, Yasmine attended Boston University where she received a B.S. in Communications with a specialization in Advertising. Afterwards, Yasmine attended New York University where she received a M.A. from Gallatin where she melded a custom curriculum centered on Consumer Behavior and Advanced Media Studies. While at NYU, Yasmine secured a lucrative internship in the public relations department of L'Oreal USA's Specialty Brands Group. During her tenure there, she spearheaded numerous product launches and routinely dealt with the nation's top beauty editors. Today Yasmine takes on various consulting roles serving clients in fields such as medicine, public office and personal care/beauty. For those clients, she formulated robust campaigns that included branding and PR strategy, logo design, Web Site construction and social media development.

Mr. Kalnoky is a senior professional with extensive international and foreign affairs experience in Europe and the Middle East. Mr. Kalnoky spent more than 28 years in government service to include ten years as a Commissioned Officer in the US Army and 18 years with the United States Department of State. During his distinguished service Mr. Kalnoky represented the interests of the United States in a number of Diplomatic assignments, helping to forge foreign policy in the post cold-war era. Besides his keen understanding of the dynamics of working in emerging markets, Mr. Kalnoky has a proven record of integrity and ethics that is well suited for the rapidly evolving business environment of the 21st century. Mr. Kalnoky has a BA in Political Science from Cleveland State University .



Rich Kaelin began his affiliation with the principles of SAI over 20 years ago. Kaelin has been responsible for producing our high quality video presentations that captured the essence of communications needs for his clients. He understands that the end goal is always connecting emotionally with the targeted audience.

He has completed hundreds of impressive video programs for our clients; ranging from short television commercials to longer format informational, promotional and historical projects.  His experience includes: large international corporations like General Electric, IBM and PepsiCo; regional corporations including CH Energy Group; government agencies such as economic development corporations and health departments, the Veterans Administration, and the United States Postal Service, dozens of  political campaigns; many smaller businesses; promotional work for big studio Hollywood films with well-known celebrities; and network television and news programs. 

His work has aired in almost every national and international market, from New York to San Francisco, from Sydney to London and all points in between.  His expertise with this wide variety of production styles and needs are here to serve your organization, and get your message out in the most effective manner possible.