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, Reston 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


Robert E. Carlucci
Founder and owner of R&R Ventures and Affiliates, Chester, MD – USA

Mark Damato
VP/Global Commercial Real Estate Operations, Arlington, VA – USA

Elizabeth Dibble
Diplomat/Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy London, London – UK

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, Siena – Italy

Martha Lynn Girard
Former Director of the Federal Register, McLean, VA – USA

Joseph Gulino
Director and Assistant Managing Partner, DRRT, Miami – USA

Patricia de Stacy Harrison
President and CEO Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Washington, D.C. – USA

Dale  A. LeMasters
CEO of Sterling Advisors LLC, Stamford, CT – USA

Joseph Lonardo
Managing Partner of Vorys, Washington, D.C. – USA

Anthony (Tony) J. Manganiello
CAO Virtu Financial LLC, New York, NY  10022 – USA

Robert B. Murphy, Esquire
Partner at Dykema Gossett PLLC, Washington, DC – USA

Suzanne F. Nicholson
McLean, VA – USA

Beth Pfannl
Vice President, International Schools Services – Italy

Jonathan Pollack
Counsel to Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner and Gellman, Los Angeles – USA

Francesco Profumo
President IREN Group, Rome – Italy

Ed Schwarz
South Orange, New Jersey – USA

Neil Boyden Tanner, Esquire
VP, Chief Counsel and Corporate Secretary CIGNA, Philadelphia, PA – USA

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

Debra Tornaben
Director Host/Producer at WXEL, Florida – USA

Gregory Varallo
President of Richards, Layton & Finger, Delaware – USA

Trustee Emeritus

Leila Gonzalez-Sullivan
Visiting Professor for Community College Education, North Carolina State University, Cary, NC – USA

Hon. Dominic R. Massaro, J.D., LL.D.
Supreme Court Chambers, New York – USA