Attilio Lombardi, joins the Board of Directors of the World Food Programme Italy

Attilio Lombardi, joins the Board of Directors of the World Food Programme Italy


AssoComunicatori member Attilio Lombardi was appointed member of the Board of Directors of the World Food Programme Italy.

Lombardi, founder of the Ital Communications communications agency, has an important background in the world of institutional relations and media relations.

The World Food Programme has always been at the forefront of the fight against hunger in the world to achieve greater food security, through assistance programmes aimed at building infrastructure, spreading knowledge and developing stronger and more advanced communities.

The commitment of our AssoComunicatori member and friend Attilio Lombardi in the social and humanitarian field - says Carmelo Cutuli, President of AssoCommunicatori - makes us extremely proud. AssoComunicatori, as a Non-Profit Association, encourages its members to complete their professional standing by offering their pro-bono contribution in humanitarian and service organizations, applying the Golden Rule and returning to the community as good as they have received from it.
U.S. Ambassador Eisenberg visited USAG Italy in Vicenza

U.S. Ambassador Eisenberg visited USAG Italy in Vicenza

U.S. Ambassador Lewis Eisenberg visited USAG Italy. He toured #DelDin and #Villaggio housing areas, met with leadership at 173rd Airborne Brigade and U.S. Army Africa to acquaint himself with the U.S. Army mission here. Ambassador Eisenberg also took time to record an AFN Vicenza Holiday message for military families in Italy. U.S. Department of State U.S. Army Europe Installation Management Command Directorate-Europe U.S. Army Europe
Now Accepting Applications for NIAF 2018 Scholarships

Now Accepting Applications for NIAF 2018 Scholarships

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for its NIAF 2018 Scholarships. For the past 42 years, NIAF’s scholarship program has grown to over 80 annual scholarships ranging in value from $2,500 to $12,000 in the fields of Italian language and culture, medicine, engineering, business, law, music, and other specialized fields.

“The National Italian American Foundation is proud to continue its longstanding tradition of awarding merit-based scholarships to institutions and students across America. Each year, NIAF awards over a million dollars to deserving undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical and law students pursuing their dreams of higher education,” said Linda R. Carlozzi, co-chair of the Foundation’s Scholarships and Grants Committee. “Our Scholarships and Grants Program is a core mission of NIAF, which supports Italian American students as they pursue their career goals.”

Scholarship applicants must be a NIAF member, or have a parent or guardian who is a member of the Foundation. Applicants must also be enrolled in, or entering, an accredited college or university in the United States in the fall of 2018. For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarship Program, to be considered “Italian American,” the applicant must have at least one ancestor who has emigrated from Italy; applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.

Apply online at www.niaf.org/scholarships. Only online applications will be accepted. All requirements including recommendation letters and other supporting documents must be uploaded to the application by the deadline in order for it to be considered complete. Application deadline is Thursday, March 1, 2018 (11:59 p.m. EST). Scholarship recipients will be notified via email on Monday, May 7, 2018.
Carlo Robiglio appointed President of Piccola Industria

Carlo Robiglio appointed President of Piccola Industria

AmCham Italy is pleased to announce that Carlo Robiglio, AmCham Local Representative in Novara, has been appointed by the Council Piccola Industria of Confindustria President for 2017-2019. As such, he becomes a team member of President Vincenzo Boccia as Vice President of Confindustria.

From 2000 to 2002 Robiglio was President of Giovani Imprenditori of Associazione Industriali Novara. From 2002 to 2005 he was President of Giovani Imprenditori of Confindustria Piemonte.
From 2010 to 2013 he was Chairman of the Piccola Industria of Associazione Industriali of Novara. Since 2014 he led the Piccola Industria of Piemonte. When Alberto Baban was President, he was the director of "L'Imprenditore", Piccola Industria Confindustria's magazine.

He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sole 24 Ore and he is Knight of the Order of Merit of the Republic, title conferred in 2012.
NIAF Congratulates Antonio Giordano, MD, on Receiving the CORE Award for Oncology 2017

NIAF Congratulates Antonio Giordano, MD, on Receiving the CORE Award for Oncology 2017

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates to NIAF Board Member Antonio Giordano, MD, PhD, on being awarded the CORE Award for Oncology 2017 on behalf of Centro Oncoematologico Regio Emilia (CORE), of the USL-IRCCS of Reggio Emilia, Italy.

“Dr. Giordano is a talented researcher and advocate for health in his fight against cancer, and is well-deserving of this award,” said Patricia de Stacy Harrison, NIAF co-chair and president and chief executive officer of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. “All of us here at NIAF are incredibly proud of his accomplishments and congratulate him on this recognition.”

The CORE Prize for Oncology is awarded to two prestigious researchers for their medical work in the field of oncology. This year, the awards ceremony took place at the second-annual USL-IRCCS Congress of Reggio Emilia, which brings together prominent oncologists from Europe and the United States.

Giordano was awarded the CORE Award for Oncology in recognition of his ground-breaking discoveries in cell research, which have led to a greater understanding of the fundamental mechanisms at the basis of cancer, and has helped develop a new class of anticancer therapeutics.

Giordano is the president of Sbarro Health Research Organization Inc. (SHRO) and is the director of the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. Giordano is also a “chiara fama” professor of pathology in the Department of Medicine, Surgery, and Neuroscience at the University of Siena, Italy. He is originally from Naples, Italy, and earned his MD from the University of Naples, and earned his Ph.D. in pathology at the University of Trieste.

He has dedicated most of his research to the field of oncology, and has made numerous discoveries related to the causes and treatments of cancer. He has also contributed many years of work and service to the National Italian American Foundation, and promoting the Foundation’s commitment to Italian and Italian American affairs. NIAF is proud of Giordano’s recent accomplishment, and look forward to his future work in cancer research.
A message to the Italy-USA Foundation from the Minister of Education

A message to the Italy-USA Foundation from the Minister of Education


The Italian Minister of Education, sen. Valeria Fedeli, sent the following message to the Italy-USA Foundation in order to the master's degree on "Global Marketing, Communication and Made in Italy".

Da Ministra dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, ruolo che ricopro in questo momento, voglio confermare la volontà e la determinazione a creare condizioni di contaminazione positiva tra culture di Paesi diversi e di sviluppo di sinergie internazionali nell’ambito della filiera formativa ed educativa, condizioni che consentono di arricchire il bagaglio personale delle nuove generazioni con conoscenze e competenze nuove e utili per la loro crescita di cittadine e cittadini globali. I tempi che viviamo ci pongono di fronte a sfide sempre più complesse, a mutamenti repentini che attraversano le società anche oltre i confini nazionali. Le risposte a queste sfide e a questi mutamenti per essere efficaci devono essere condivise. In un mondo sempre più globalizzato, le alleanze e la corresponsabilità nella gestione delle questioni che interessano la vita delle donne e degli uomini sono determinanti. Sono i ponti che costruiscono progresso, sono il dialogo, le relazioni e le interazioni positive che decretano il successo delle politiche delle istituzioni e che consentono la tenuta democratica delle società contemporanee. L’Agenda 2030 per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile, promossa dall’Onu per costruire società giuste, eque, prospere e inclusive, è stata, non a caso, condivisa a livello internazionale e impegna Paesi diversi per natura, storia e tradizione verso obiettivi di crescita comuni. La solidarietà tra popoli e la collaborazione in settori strategici per lo sviluppo, e faccio un riferimento particolare alla filiera del sapere – la scuola, le università, il mondo della ricerca – sono le strade che abbiamo per costruire un mondo di benessere e di pace a beneficio delle nuove generazioni. Continuiamo in questo impegno e con lo spirito di amicizia che è stato caratteristica dei nostri rapporti finora.
Sons of Italy Foundation National Leadership Grant Competition

Sons of Italy Foundation National Leadership Grant Competition


Through the Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF), and hundreds of thousands of family members located in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA) has awarded nearly $61 million in scholarships to date. In past years, the SIF has offered 10 to 12 merit-based scholarships (National Leadership Grants), ranging from $4,000 to $25,000, in a nationwide competition. These figures and the number of scholarships may vary according to funding each year.

General Eligibility: U.S. citizens of Italian descent (at least one Italian or Italian-American grandparent) enrolled in a four year undergraduate program or a graduate program at an accredited academic institution for the Fall 2018 term. Previous SIF scholarship winners are not eligible. Additional eligibility requirements may apply to specific scholarships.

General Requirements: Please see each scholarship description for its specific requirements. The following general requirements apply to all scholarships (except where noted):
Application Form: Must be submitted along with requirements for each scholarship.
Transcripts: For each scholarship, transcripts provided must be through the December 2017 term. All transcripts must be stamped by the institution.
Processing Fee: A $35 non-refundable processing fee is required with each scholarship application. The fee includes a one-year At-Large Membership to OSDIA, with all At-Large Membership benefits.

Deadline: The deadline for all scholarships (unless otherwise noted) is February 28, 2018. All requirements for a given scholarship must be met or the application will not be considered. All scholarship materials must be submitted online, and completed applications must be submitted by February 28, 2018. No exceptions will be made. The SIF takes no responsibility for incomplete or late applications.
Process: Applications are screened by education professionals. Final selection is made by OSDIA’s National Scholarship, Education and Culture Committee. Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 1, 2018. Monetary awards are presented directly to the students’ academic institutions in accordance with eligibility requirements.

Click to learn more about available scholarships and apply today!
Andrea Pietrini, President and founder of YourGroup joins The Watson Society's Honor Committee

Andrea Pietrini, President and founder of YourGroup joins The Watson Society's Honor Committee


The Italian entrepreneur Andrea Pietrini, President and founder of YourGroup received honorary membership from The Watson Society, an association of friendship between Italy and the United States based in Rome.

Graduated at Bocconi University, MBA Executive at LUISS Business School, he played significant roles in M&A sector, first in KPMG, where he also dealt with acquisition due diligence, then in IBM South Europe – Alliance department working on transnational operations and then moved as investment manager in FinTech, a joint venture between Telecom Italia and MCC – Central Credit Bank (Banca di Roma, then Capitalia).
He has been Board Member of several Italian and foreign companies.
For some years he has been Group CFO of the Terasystem Group, one of the most important Italian technology companies, owned by the EMC2 multinational and the Private Equity Euroqube SA fund, and more recently of the Solgenia Group and the Sacom Group where he dealt with the listing on the AIM segment of Borsa Italiana. In 2012 he estabilished yourCFO Consulting Group, the first CFO Service company in Italy and in the following years, developed yourHR, yourDIGITAL and yourCEO divisions.
Andrea is also Senior Advisor of EnVent Capital Markets and member of IAG – Italian Angels for growth, the largest Business Angel Association in Italy. He is a professor of Business Finance at Cabot University and at the Corporate Finance master academy at 24Ore Business School.

"We are pleased - says Carmelo Cutuli, President of The Watson Society - to welcome Dr. Pietrini, President and founder of YourGroup to our Honorary Committee. His vision, combined with excellent managerial skills and technical skills allowed him to build a network of professionals, even outside Italy, in the core sectors of his company. In particular, his work in the field of promotion and enhancement of the executive figure of the company finance manager (CFO) has allowed the definitive consolidation in our country of the professional market related to this specialization."
AmCham Italy annual gala dinner. Some photos courtesy of Mr. Viola

AmCham Italy annual gala dinner. Some photos courtesy of Mr. Viola


Yesterday, in the evening, the annual AmCham Italy Gala dinner was held in Milan  in the presence of  the US Ambassador to Italy Lewis M. Eisenberg and the Ambassador of Italy to the United States Armando Varricchio.

Following tradition, AmCham Italy has conferred the Transatlantic Awards upon both Italian and American companies that, through their recent operations, have distinguished themselves in the promotion and development of the transatlantic relations between the United States and Italy.

Moreover the attendees enjoyed a delicious dinner signed by Chef Davide Oldani, listened to good live music and networked with AmCham Italy business community!

Our very good friend, Mr. Pietro Viola, AmCham Italy's delegate to Sicily, sent us some photos we are glad to share with all our italian-american readers.



Mr. Viola with US Ambassador to Italy Lewis M. Eisenberg and TWS Honorary Member Mr. Paolo Zagami.


Mr. Viola with Mr. Roberto Race, TWS Honorary Member


US Ambassador to Italy Lewis M. Eisenberg during his speech








Italian American Chamber of Commerce Chicago, Design Lecture, December 6th

Italian American Chamber of Commerce Chicago, Design Lecture, December 6th


The Italian American Chamber of Commerce cordially invites  to "PRESERVATION WITH PURPOSE - Learn about current approaches to preservation of historical buildings" with Guest speaker John Eifler, Principal at Eifler & Associates Architects.

The speaker will illustrate preservation and restoration work accomplished over the past 20 years. Individual projects accomplished by E & A and others will be used to describe how the field of restoration is adapting, and sometimes resisting the needs of our current society.

FIRST WEDNESDAY @ CIAO CHICAGO. AN ITALIAN DESIGN NIGHT will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM c/o 1656 West Chicago Chicago, IL 60622

Free program. Only 30 seats available RSVP is mandatory. Click here to RSVP