Alfred M. Rotondaro, Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Alfred M. Rotondaro is a former senior fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC where he concentrated on issues of poverty and race. Before joining the Center, he served for 22 years as the executive director of the National Italian American Foundation. He has previously been a journalist, university professor, and the executive director of the York County, Pennsylvania anti-poverty agency. Fred is a board member of the Washington, DC Urban League, the International Review of African American Art, the National Colonial Farm, the Faith and Public Policy Institute and the Advisory Council of the Arab American Institute. Fred earned an undergraduate degree in English and Philosophy from the University of Scranton, a master's degree in English from Creighton University and a doctorate in American studies from New York University. He also received an honorary doctorate from Wheeling College

Benjamin Palumbo
Palumbo & Cerrell (retired)

Benjamin Palumbo has had a long and distinguished career in American politics. He has served as an assistant to New Jersey Governor Richard J. Hughes, chief of staff to U.S. Senator Harrison A. Williams, President of US Senate Association of Administrative Assistants, the campaign manager for Lloyd Bentsen's presidential campaign, the staff director of the House Democratic Caucus and the founder of Palumbo & Cerrell, a consulting firm in Washington, DC.  He is the past President of Rutgers Alumni Association of DC and has served as board member of the National Italian American Foundation, Children of God Relief Fund, Brady Campaign, Catholics United, National Press Club, Washington Caucus and the National Democratic Club. He is a graduate of Rutgers University with a bachelor's and master's degrees in political science.


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  • commented 2014-02-26 13:54:01 -0500
    This group looks like a “who’s who” of the Democrat Party?
    Is this group actually Catholic?

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