Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Holds 2018 Board Elections and Names Executive Committee

New York, NY — The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the election eight new members to its Board of Directors, as well as the full slate of directors and officers for 2018.

Newly-elected Directors joining the IACC Board for a first term are: Frank Cerza, Partner, LeClairRyan; Venanzio Ciampa, President, The Promotion Factory; Danila Duo, Head of the Italian Practice, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP; Marco Lastrico, CEO, Barabino & Partners USA; Kristie McGowan, Director of the Global Luxury Management Program, North Carolina State University, Poole College of Management; Francesco Salvatori, Head of CIB of Americas, UniCredit; Elena Spinelli, Chartered Accountant and Legal Auditor, K-Flex USA LLC; and Cristiano Villani, President and CEO, Bravo International.

Directors re-elected to a second term of office include: Enrico De Alessandrini, Partner, Sassaia; Alberto Milani, Board Advisor and Mergers and Acquisitions, Richline Group – A Berkshire Hathaway Company; Mauro Porcini, Senior Vice President, PepsiCo; Diego Rodino di Miglione, Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield; Gaetano Sciuto, President, Fendi North America; Vladimiro Sinatti, CEO, Ferrero USA, Inc.; and Rocco Totino, Partner, Grassi & Co.

Following the election of new and returning Directors, Alberto Milani was unanimously reconfirmed to a second three-year term as President of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce. “I am honored to serve the IACC, and feel fortunate to welcome such an eminently qualified group of professionals to the Board,” said Mr. Milani. “I am enthusiastic about the diverse backgrounds and unparalleled expertise our esteemed Board members bring with them—both individually, as leading experts in their respective fields, as well as collectively, as members who have been actively engaged in the day-to-day life of our organization over the last several years.”

IACC President Alberto Milani is supported by a four-member Executive Committee comprised of: Executive Vice President, Diego Rodino di Miglione, Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield; Vice President, Frank Cerza, Partner, LeClairRyan; Corporate Secretary, Enrico De Alessandrini, Partner, Sassaia; and Treasurer, Rocco Totino, Partner, Grassi & Co. Mr. Rodino di Miglione and Mr. Cerza are new to their roles on the 2018 Executive Committee, while Mr. De Alessandrini and Mr. Totino were reconfirmed for a second term in their respective roles.

“The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce counts among its members the foremost proponents of Italian business in the United States and represents the ‘best of the best’ in U.S-Italy business relations,” said IACC Executive Director Federico Tozzi. “We continually strive to uphold this standard of excellence for our association and its members, as well as for the Italian partners and institutions that we represent. I look forward to partnering with our talented leadership team on the restructuring of our core business model and the ongoing execution of our strategic institutional objectives.”

A complete listing of the 2018 Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors appears below:


Alberto Milani; Richline Group

Diego Rodino di Miglione; Cushman & Wakefield
Executive Vice President

Frank Cerza; LeClair Ryan

Rocco Totino; Grassi & Co.

Enrico de Alessandrini; Sassaia
Corporate Secretary

Luca Bonardi; KPMG LLP
Biagio Calabrese; Intesa Sanpaolo
Venanzio Ciampa; The Promotion Factory
Danila Duo; Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
Gianluigi Esposito; AEM Carnelutti Law Firm
Simone Gentilini; Mionetto USA
Alfonso Giaquinto; Plum Builders, Inc.
Marco Lastrico; Barabino & Partners USA
Kristie McGowan; North Carolina State University
Eugene Nardelli; Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Luigi Pecoraro; Level Group Inc.
Mauro Porcini; PepsiCo
Joseph Rubino; TI Sparkle of North America, Inc.
Francesco Salvatori; UniCredit
Gaetano Sciuto; Fendi North America
Vladimiro Sinatti; Ferrero USA, Inc.
Elena Spinelli; K-Flex USA LLC
Cristiano Villani; Bravo International

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About the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce

Founded in New York in 1887, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit, membership organization that represents the interests of companies that have, or that are interested in establishing business and commercial relations between the United States and Italy. The IACC brings together businesses – ranging from individual entrepreneurs to large corporations – advancing the interests of its members through contacts and interaction with government agencies, trade associations and leading international organizations. The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce is a member of Assocamerestero, the world association of Italian bi-national chambers, and is affiliated with the United States Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please visit

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