Board of Directors


AICR is a group of American and non-American executives, diplomats, teachers and international citizens of the world looking to expand our network while supporting a good cause, having fun, and growing professionally.

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President (2019-2021) Board Member (2019)

Silvia Anna Zamarripa

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Vice President (2004-2021) - Board Member (2004-2021)

Marco Elser

Marco Maximilian Elser has been living in Rome since 1984. With an American father and an Italian mother, he is a true Italo American. He has served in various capacities on the Board of AICR, first as a Board Member and more recently Vice President. An avid polo  player, he is also involved in charitable work, serving on the Board of Fondazione Operation Smile Italy (an organisation which treats children suffering from cleft palate and other periodontal  diseases). He has served on the Board of Italian and US companies for more than twenty years. Previously with Merrill Lynch, Marco is now a  partner at Lonsin Capital, an investment banking boutique based in London. He speaks five languages. He obtained his B.A. from Harvard in 1981.

Treasurer (2020-2021) - Board Member (2019)

Diana Rocco

Diana Rocco was born in New York City to Italian immigrant parents. She has a degree in Economics from Boston College and a Juris Doctor from Cardozo Law School in New York. Her previous work experience includes humanitarian legal assistance and lawyer linguist services. Her passions include enology, skiing, sailing, and traveling. She speaks English, Italian, and French.

Deputy Treasurer (2019-2021) - Board Member (2014-2021)

Fabio Ferrari

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Board Member (2018-2021)

Stela Taneva

Stela Taneva was born in Bulgaria. She has been living in Italy for almost 30 years. The first ten years she lived in Milan where she graduated in psychology at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan. She continued her studies in Rome where she specialized in strategic psychotherapy. She continued her training with Ericksonian hypnosis, sexology, legal psychology and effective communication techniques. She manages group activities for the prevention of burnout for health professionals, psychological support and grief counseling at the "S. Maria Goretti" Hospital in Latina at the Organ donation coordination UOCs, Emergency room, Neurology, Reanimation and Intensive Care. She also works as a freelancer with clinical activities, psychotherapy, training and counseling. She commits herself with passion to create events dedicated to personal development and the improvement of quality of conscious life. She is interested in books (she reads over 200 books a year with different genres), art, music and travel.

She is a member of the American International Club of Rome for several years and she is part of other international communities. She has two citizenships. She speaks English fluently. She aims to organize cultural activities for the club, events dedicated to socialization with the opportunity to make short trips outside Rome, to create contacts with other international communities in Rome and to share each other's events in order to enrich the culture, exchange knowledge and increase awareness of the members.

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Board of Directors (2016-2021)

Scotti Rhodes

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US Embassy Liaison (2010-2020)

Loretta Dusini

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Board of Directors (2018-2021)

Bob Sonnabend

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Board of Directors (2020-2021)

Luigi Ludovici

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Board of Directors (2019-2021)

Anne Tasca

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Board of Directors (2015-2021)

Marcel Kaminstein

Marcel Kaminstein is an Italian American born in the United States and spends half his life between Italy and the US.  His mother is from Rome and thanks to her, was exposed to the beauty and culture of Italy.  Marcel is fluent in both English and Italian. He did his undergraduate studies at the American University of Rome, receiving an International Business degree in 2002. In 2004, he became Manager and Coordinator of Special Events Luxury Division for Starboard Cruise Services, an LVMH company, specializing in cruise ship duty-free retail specifically producing jewelry trunk show programs for manufacturers such as Cartier and EFFY.  After having run several businesses and organizations, in 2015, Marcel joined the AICR  Board as Secretary and was assigned the role of Vice President in November of that same year. He subsequently became President in December  2016, then again in June 2018. Marcel's current AICR successes include the creation of the Business Networking Events, the inclusion of student memberships, new member outreach, the spearheading to recreate the AICR  website,  the re-writing of the Association Bylaws, and strategic navigation through the COVID crisis into a digital platform.

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American Int'l Club of Rome Honorary Members

Lew Eisenberg- Honorary President (US Ambassador to Italy)

Callista Gingrich- Honorary Vice President (US Ambassador to the Holy See)

Kip Tom- Honorary Vice President (US Ambassador to the US-UN Mission)

American Int'l Club of Rome Executive Board
Silvia Anna Zamarripa- President
Marco Elser- Vice President
Diana Rocco- Treasurer

American Int'l Club of Rome Board of Directors

Loretta Dusini- Board Member (US Embassy Liaison)

Fabio Ferrari- Board Member (Deputy Treasurer)

Marcel Kaminstein- Board Member

Luigi Ludovici- Board Member

Shay Miller- Board Member

Scotti Rhodes- Board Member

Bob Sonnabend- Board Member
Stella Taneva- Board Member

Anna Tasca- Board Member