The American University of Rome’s Board of Trustees is the University’s highest governing body. The Board is responsible for the oversight and conduct of the University including academic and financial policy-making, financial health, and welfare.
The Board enables the university to realize its stated mission and goals.


Thomas McCarthy - Chair
Retired, former CFO, Cigna
Philadelphia, PA – USA

Elizabeth Dibble
Director General of the Multinational Force and Observers
Rome - Italy

Terry Grant
President, Alta Bank
Utah - USA

Joseph Gulino
Managing Partner, DRRT
Miami, FL - USA

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

Neil Boyden Tanner 
SVP and General Counsel for Finance, Strategy, and International Markets, Cigna 
Philadelphia, PA – US


Esther L. Barazzone
President Emerita, Chatham University
Washington, DC – USA

Stephen A. Briganti
President and CEO Emeritus, The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Foundation
New York, NY – USA

Thomas Duesterberg
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Washington, DC – 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

Mark Holland
CEO and Chairman, Ascend Staffin
Utah - USA

Linda Kelley Kurfess
Former US Government Bond Trader
New York, NY – USA

Giovanni Linari
Executive board member, FTS S.p.A.
President & Ceo, Spiti S.r.l.
President Magazzini, Caffè S.p.A.
Board Member, ASD Tiro a Volo Lazio
Co-founder, University spin-off Roma Tre Bioware S.r.l.
Rome – ITALY

Steven D. Lavine
President Emeritus, California Institute of the Arts
American Advisory Board Chair, Thomas Mann House LA
Los Angeles - CA-USA/San Miguel de Allende - MEXICO

Anne Luzzatto
Co-founder of the Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children

Alfredo J. Molina
President and CEO, Black Starr and Frost Jewelers
Phoenix, AZ - USA

Beth Pfannl
Dr. Beth Pfannl
Vice President, International Schools Services

Jonathan Pollack
Attorney, Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner and Gellman Of Counsel
New York, NY -USA

Matthew Ripsom
AUR alumnus (2015) and Business Consultant
New York, NY - USA

Larry Sonsini
Chairman, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich  Rosati
Palo Alto, CA - USA

Debra Tornaben
Vice President, Development South Florida PBS; WXEL host
Jupiter Island, FL - USA

Joseph Torsella
Former Diplomat;
Former Pennsylvania Treasurer;
Former U.S. Representative to the United Nations for Management and Reform;
Former President and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia
Retired Ambassador
Flourtown, PA -USA

David Utrilla
CEO, U.S. Translation Company
Utah - USA

Greg Varallo
Managing Partner, Delaware
Wilmington, DE – USA

Trustees Emeriti

Mr. Andrew F. Palmieri
Partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP.
Washington, DC - USA.