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.

Officers

Mr. Robert J. Krapf, Esq. - Chair
Partner at Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. Wilmington, DE - USA.

Mr. Neil Boyden Tanner, Esq. - Deputy Chair
VP, Chief Counsel, and Corporate Secretary CIGNA. Philadelphia, PA – USA.

Mr. Frank Placenti
Partner at Squires, Sanders, Patton Boggs LLP;
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.

Trustees

Ms. Esther Barazzone
President Emerita, Chatham University. Washington DC 20008 – USA.
 
Mr. Stephen A. Briganti
President and Chief Executive Officer of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Foundation. New York, NY – USA.
 
Ms. Elizabeth Dibble
Chief Operating Officer of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. McLean, VA - USA.
 
Mr. Thomas Duesterberg
Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute.
 
Dr. Antonio Giordano, M.D., Ph.D
Director of the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine
& Professor of Biology, College of Science and Technology, Temple University. Philadelphia, PA - USA
 
Mr. Terry Grant 
Retired President, KeyBank. Utah, USA. 
 
Mr. Joseph Gulino
Attorney and Assistant Managing Partner at DRRT. Miami, FL - USA
 
Mr. Mark Holland 
CEO and Chairman, Ascend Staffing. Utah, USA.
 
Mr. Giovanni Linari
Executive board member of FTS S.p.A.
President & Ceo of Spiti S.r.l.
President Magazzini del Caffè S.p.A.
Board Member SeeJay S.r.l.
Board Member ASD Tiro a Volo Lazio
Rome – Italy.
 
Ms. Anne Luzzatto 
Retired. 
 
Ms. Linda Kelley Kurfess
Former US Government Bond trader. New York, NY – USA.
 
Mr. Stephen Lavine
President Emeritus, the California Institute of the Arts. Los Angeles, CA – USA.
 
Mr. Thomas McCarthy
Retired. Former CFO at Cigna Corporation. Devon, PA 15333 - USA.
 
Mr. Alfredo J. Molina
President and CEO at Black Starr and Frost Jewelers. Arizona - USA.
 
Ms. Beth Pfannl
International Schools Services. Princeton, New Jersey - USA.
 
Mr. Jonathan Pollack
Attorney, Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner, and Gellman Of Counsel. New York, NY - USA.
 
Mr. Matthew Ripsom
AUR alumnus and business consultant. New York, NY - USA.
 
Mr. Larry Sonsini
Chairman, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati. Palo Alto, CA - USA.
 
Ms. Debra Tornaben
Vice President of Development South Florida PBS -WXEL host. FL – USA.
 
Mr. Joe Torsella 
American politician and former diplomat. USA.
 
Mr. David Utrilla 
CEO, U.S. Translation Company, USA.

Trustees Emeriti

Mr. Andrew F. Palmieri
Partner at Saul Ewing LLP. Washington, D.C. - USA.