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Board of Trustees

  • Michael D. Granoff, Chairman of the Board of Trustees

    Michael D. Granoff, Chairman of the Board of Trustees

    Mr. Granoff is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pomona Capital, an international private equity investment company with approximately $10.5 billion under management with offices in New York, London & Hong Kong. Prior to his business career, Mr. Granoff served on the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations. Mr. Granoff has served on the Board of the AAEF since its inception in 1995. He is a recipient of the Order of Skanderbeg Medal and the Order of Mother Teresa Medal from the President of Albania. Mr. Granoff is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations where he serves on the Finance Committee, a director of the Grameen Bank US and a Trustee of the Hanadiv Rothschild Foundation. Mr. Granoff received a JD from Georgetown University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Domenick G. Scaglione, Chairman Emeritus

    Domenick G. Scaglione, Chairman Emeritus

    Mr. Scaglione is a former Vice President of the international Department of Chase Manhattan Bank responsible for Western European Institutions. He founded Intercontinental Associates, Inc. from which he is retired. Mr. Scaglione has served on the Board of the AAEF since its inception in 1995. He is also the founder of the Albanian Children Fund in New York and the Albanian Children Foundation in Albania. He founded and chaired the American Bank of Albania. He is the former Chairman of the American Foreign Policy Institute of Washington. He also founded the Albanian Cultural Society. Mr. Scaglione has been awarded the Order of Mother Teresa Medal by President Rexhep Meidani in 2000 and the Order of Skanderberg Medal from president Bujar Nishani in 2013. He is the author of four books.

  • Jill Adler

    Jill Adler

    Ms. Adler is the Director of the East-West Parliamentary Practice Project (EWPPP), an independent non-profit organization headquartered in Amsterdam. The EWPPP has developed and implemented capacity building programs for parliaments and civil society organizations in emerging democracies throughout Eastern/Southeastern Europe and Eurasia since its establishment in 1990. She is an Adjunct Professor at Webster University in Leiden, and serves on the boards of several nonprofits, including the Netherlands-America Fulbright Program and the American University in Kosovo. Ms. Adler is the recipient of the Albanian Medal of Appreciation from the President of Albania as well as the Hungarian Cross of Honor. Ms. Adler received a JD from Georgetown University and a BA from Rutgers University.

  • Dianne Blane

    Dianne Blane

    Ms. Blane is a retired Foreign Service Officer with extensive experience in working with emerging democracies. She served as the USAID Mission Director to Albania from 1992 to 1998. In April 1998, she was awarded the Order of the Grand Master of Labor by the Government of Albania. In September 2015, she was awarded the Order of Skanderbeg Knight by the Government of Albania. She has served as a director of the American Bank of Albania from 2000 through 2008. She has also served on the Board of the the AAEF since 2000.

  • Cafo Boga

    Cafo Boga

    Mr. Boga is a senior executive with over thirty years of experience in public accounting, banking, software technology, not-for-profits, investments, and real estate. His experience includes employment with KPMG, LBS Bank-New York (Subsidiary of Ljubljanska Banka) and Oracle Financial Services Software Inc. Currently, he serves on the Board of International e-Hospital Foundation and the American University in Kosovo. He has served on the Board of the AAEF since 1998.

  • Douglas G. Carlston

    Douglas G. Carlston

    Mr. Carlston serves on several boards, including Internews, Aspen Public Radio (chairman), the Carlston Family Foundation, and the Long Now Foundation.  He was the co-founder of Broderbund Software, a leading publisher of productivity and educational software, and of Tawala Systems, an Internet technology company serving youth sports leagues. He is a past board member of the Ploughshares Fund, Dominican University, Salzburg Global Seminar, the Santa Fe Institute, MoveOn and Public Radio International. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Bank of Albania (2000-2008), and Belo Corp. (2007-8). He is also past Chairman and President of the Software Publishers Association. He has served on the Board of AAEF since 2001. Mr. Carlston received his B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1970 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1975. He is also the author of five published non-fiction books, from Beginning Swahili to Software People.

  • Ron Cami

    Ron Cami

    Mr. Cami is the General Counsel at Waypoint Capital Group. Prior to his current role, Mr. Cami was a Partner at Davis Polk, a Partner and General Counsel at TPG and a Partner at the law firm, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, in New York.  Mr. Cami also served as law clerk to the Honorable Kevin Thomas Duffy of the Southern District of New York, during which time Judge Duffy presided over the first World Trade Center bombing criminal case.  Mr. Cami graduated with honors from Harvard University and earned his J.D., with order of the coif honors from Rutgers Law School. He is the Chairman of the Board of the American University of Kosovo.

  • Aida Repishti

    Aida Repishti

    Mrs. Aida Repishti is the Co-founder and President of the Lincoln Center of Albania, an educational not-for-profit institution devoted to equipping Albanian youth and professionals with best-in-class language, communication, and professional skills.  Since 1997, she has played a leadership role in creating and establishing a professional staff and program, resulting in Lincoln Center becoming a leader in Albania for business and language training. Previously Mrs. Repishti worked as an architect in the Office of Urban Planning and Architecture in Tirana and the Syska & Henessy Group in New York, USA.