Vin Roberti Chairman
Vin Roberti is the Chairman of the Washington, D.C. based firm Roberti Global, LLC, and is also the Managing Director of Roberti Associates Global, LLC. Both are highly regarded global entertainment, political, telecommunications, and government relations consulting firms advising some of the world’s largest and most respected Fortune 100 companies including AT&T, General Motors, Pfizer, Samsung, Amgen, BIO and Oracle, to name a few. He has also acted as an advisor to several emerging democracies, most recently serving as a senior advisor to Dr. Ashraf Ghani, a highly-regarded former World Bank official, in his successful reform campaign to become President of Afghanistan. GQ Magazine placed Mr. Roberti as one of the top five most influential power brokers in Washington, D.C, writing “Roberti embodies the Hollywood ideal of a Washington power broker. You call [Vin] if your legislation is in trouble, or, really, your life is.” The Hill recently ranked Mr. Roberti as one of the top lobbyists of 2017.
Mr. Roberti also serves as Chairman of Palisades Tartan Media and its US and UK subsidiaries. He has been an executive producer for several films, including the Whitney Biennial Award-winning Documentary Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry and the highly regarded HBO documentary The Battle of amfAR. In October 2004, Variety named him as a “Top Ten” emerging leader in the independent film industry
In 2006 Mr. Roberti joined the board of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), a leading AIDS charity that has invested more than $500 million in its programs and has awarded more than 4,000 grants to HIV/AIDS research teams worldwide. He currently chairs the Fund Development committee, and serves on the influential Executive Committee.
Since 2000, he has served in a leadership capacity for amfAR’s extraordinarily successful Cinema Against AIDS gala at the Cannes Film Festival, which raised an astonishing $25 million at this year’s event. Under his tutelage, the Fund Development committee has raised over $300 million towards amfAR’s life-saving mission. Most recently, he has led the effort to institute the highest standards of good governance practices, including mandatory term limits for all its trustees.
In addition to sitting on amfAR’s board, Mr. Roberti represents the City of New York’s interests on the MoMa PS1 Board, to which he was appointed by Mayor Bill De Blasio in 2013. Mr. Roberti has also served on the board of High Watch Recovery Center, a sober community and one of oldest and most respected twelve-step recovery programs. In addition, Mr. Roberti has served as a trustee on the boards of Sacred Heart University, SUNY’s Empire State College Foundation, and the Catholic Alliance for the Common Good. He was a long-term board member and former Chairman of the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding, fostering inter-religious dialogue throughout the world.
Mr. Roberti served four consecutive terms in the Connecticut House of Representatives and was one of the youngest individuals ever elected to a state legislature. Currently, he is a legacy member of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s Majority Trust and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Speaker’s Cabinet. He has acted as an advisor for numerous Presidential, House, Senate, and Gubernatorial races.
He and his wife, Amy, have four children and two grandchildren, and divide their time among their residences in Washington, D.C., New York City, and their farm in Litchfield County, Connecticut.