Vin Roberti

Joined the amfAR board in September 2006. Chaired fund development committee and served on executive committee. Rotated off the board in February 2018 and was reelected in June 2021. Expertise in politics and government relations, film, and telecommunications. 

Vin Roberti is the chairman of the Washington, DC based bipartisan firm Roberti Global, LLC, and is also a 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 such as AT&T, Amgen, Boeing, General Motors, Pfizer and Samsung, to name a few. He has also acted as an advisor to several emerging democracies, most recently Mr. Roberti served 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. In May 2010, GQ Magazine placed Mr. Roberti as one of the top five most influential power brokers in Washington, DC, 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.”

Mr. Roberti and his Firm have consistently been ranked as a top ten performing lobbyist in Washington, DC, by both The Hill and the influential Bloomberg Government Annual Report.

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.

Mr. Roberti was appointed by Mayor Bill De Blasio in 2013 to represent the city of New York’s interests on the MoMa PS1 board. Mr. Roberti has also served on the boards of Sacred Heart University, SUNY’s Empire State College Foundation, and the Catholic Alliance for the Common Good, and was a long-term board member and former chairman of the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding. Mr. Roberti currently serves on The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s board of trustees and was recently elected chair of one of Washington, DC’s most bipartisan events, Will on the Hill.

Mr. Roberti served four consecutive terms in the Connecticut House of Representatives and was the youngest individual 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 to numerous Presidential, House, Senate, and Governors’ races. Mr. Roberti also advised President Joseph R. Biden on his 2008 biography and his 2008 Presidential bid.

He and his wife Amy have four children and three grandchildren, and divide their time among their residences in Washington, DC, Palm Beach, FL, and New York City.