The Board enables the university to realize its stated mission and goals. Along with a broad variety of other duties, it appoints the President and reviews and approves changes in the University’s academic program first proposed by the Senate. The responsibilities of the Board of Trustees are outlined in By-Laws of The American University of Rome.


Gabriel A. Battista, Chair
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Talk America Corporation
Great Falls VA – USA
[You can 'Meet Gabriel A. Battista' here as he gives a video interview to i-Italy TV]

Andrew F. Palmieri, Deputy Chair
Partner at Saul Ewing LLP
Washington, DC – USA

Robert J. Krapf, Esq., Secretary
Secretary, Partner at Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.
Wilmington, DE – USA


Stephen A. Briganti
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Foundation
New York, NY, USA
Robert E. Carlucci
Founder and owner of R&R Ventures and Affiliates
Chester, MD – USA
Faith ‘Carrie’ Coolidge
Journalist/Contributing Writer, Barron's magazine
Mark Damato
VP/Global Commercial Real Estate Operations
Arlington, VA - USA
Elizabeth Dibble
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
McLean VA - USA  
Thomas Duesterberg
Executive Director, Program on Manufacturing & Society in the 21st Century, The Aspen Institute
Washington, D.C. – USA
Antonio Giordano
Director, Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine & Professor of Biology, College of Science and Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA - USA
 “Chiara Fama” Professor of Pathology, Department of Human Pathology & Oncology, University of Siena
Philadelphia, PA - USA
Martha Lynn Girard
Former Director of the Federal Register
McLean, VA - USA
Joseph Gulino
Attorney, Assistant Managing Partner, DRRT
Miami, FL - USA
Patrizia de Stacy Harrison
President and CEO Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
Washington, D.C. – USA
Linda Kelley Kurfess
Former US Govt and Bond trader
New York, NY – USA
Stephen Lavine
President, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
Los Angeles, CA – USA
Dale LeMasters
CEO of Sterling Advisors, LLC
New Canaan, CT - USA
Joseph Lonardo
Attorney Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, Managing Partner of Washington DC Office Washington, D.C.– USA
Anthony J. Manganiello
CAO, Virtu Financial LLC
New York, NY – USA
Frank Placenti
Lawyer, Founding President and Trustee of the American College of Governance Counsel and Vice Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee of the American Bar Association
Phoenix, AZ - USA
Beth Pfannl
International Schools Services
Princeton, New Jersey - USA
Jonathan Pollack
Attorney, Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner and Gellman Of Counsel
New York, NY -USA
Francesco Profumo
President, Compagnia di San Paolo
Turin, Italy
Ed Schwarz
Owner, Montrose Realty Property Management
South Orange – USA
Larry Sonsini
Chairman, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
Palo Alto - CA
Neil Boyden Tanner, Esquire
VP, Chief Counsel and Corporate Secretary CIGNA
Philadelphia, PA – US

Mary Boyden Teagarden
Professor of Global Strategy, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, Arizona - USA

Debra Tornaben
Vice President, Development South Florida PBS; WXEL host
FL 33469 - USA
Gregory Varallo
Attorney, Director and Executive Vice President Richards, Layton & Finger P.A.
Wilmington, DE 19801 – USA

Trustees Emeriti

Dominic Massaro, J.D., LL.D.
Judge, Supreme Court Chambers
New York, NY - USA
Leila Gonzalez-Sullivan, Ed. D.
Visiting Professor, Community College Education, North Carolina State University
Cary, NC – USA
Suzanne F. Nicholson
McLean, VA - USA