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The Italian Association is a 501-(c)-(3) non-profit organization run by a Board of Directors and by an Advisory Council. All members operating for the Italian Association are Volunteers and do not receive any money or compensation I any form for the services rendered to and for the Italian Association.

The Board of Directors is composed by the funding members of the Italian Association, and consists of:

  • Mickey Rao – CEO
  • Ralph Marchetta - President
  • Peter Stazzone – CFO
  • Todd Cooley – Secretary
  • Frank Guzzo – Executive Director
  • Marcellino Verzino – Board of Directors
  • Dario Soldan – Board of Directors
  • Caron Payton – Board of Directors
  • Massimo Sommacampagna – Board of Directors
  • Al Carfora – Board of Directors
  • Marino Godi – Board of Directors

The members of the initial Board of Directors are permanent and are not be subject to the term provided in this section. The other Directors shall be eventually elected by the members of the Association at the Annual General Meeting of the Association. Each Director other than the permanent Directors shall serve for a term of one year.

No Director shall receive any compensation from the Association for services performed in his or her official capacity, but Directors may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of official duties.

The Advisory Council is composed by the Board of Directors and other 15 members.

An Advisory Council is formed by the members of the Association and is responsible for the planned events of the Association. The Advisory Council will propose the different activities and events to the Board of Directors, which after having evaluated such proposals and assessed the available resources, will endorse and authorize the Advisory Council to implement the event. In particular, each member of the Advisory Council will be responsible for the following areas of operation:

  • marketing development;
  • members enrollment;
  • services;
  • cultural activities;
  • relations with Italy and other organizations;
  • events management;
  • press relations and advertising;
  • any other matters decided by the Board of Directors.
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