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NIAF appoints Paolo Messa International Relations chief


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Italian American Foundation has announced the appointment of Paolo Messa as its Executive Vice President of International Relations and Strategic Partnerships.

Messa brings over 20 years of distinguished experience working at senior levels within major Italian institutions, corporations and government entities. Most recently, he served as the chairman of

the Board of Directors of Leonardo U.S. Corp., and he currently holds the position of Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Europe Center of the Atlantic Council.

NIAF President Robert Allegrini called Messa “an ideal ambassador” to represent NIAF’s mission of promoting ties between the United States and Italy.

Messa will lead the foundation’s International Relations team and initiatives aimed at strengthening business, political, and cultural connections between the two nations.

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