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, such as Serbia during the Presidency of reform minded President Boris Tadić who restored the rule of law and democratic principles after the Milosevic era. In 2013 and 2014, Mr. Roberti advised The Greek Republic of Cyprus, during the process known as bail-in to protect the pensioners.
In May 2010, GQ Magazine named 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.” For the past three consecutive years (2019-2021) Bloomberg has ranked Roberti Global among the Top-Performing Lobbying Firms.
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. During his tenure, he chaired the fund development committee and served on the influential Executive Committee. From 2000 to 2017 he served in a leadership capacity for amfAR’s extraordinarily successful Cinema Against AIDS benefit gala at the Cannes Film Festival, transforming the event from a Million dollar to a more than $25 million annual event. Most recently, he led the effort to institute the highest standards of good governance practices. This included adopting mandatory term limits for all its trustees. Having served the maximum number of terms, Mr. Roberti left the board in June of 2018. This past June, Mr. Roberti was asked to re-join the Board and resume his previous role as Chair of the Governance Committee to among other duties help assist and navigate the pandemic.
In addition to sitting on amfAR’s board, Mr. Roberti has represented the city of New York’s interests on the MoMa PS1 board since 2013. 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 serves on The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Board of Trustees and was recently elected Chair of one of Washington DC’s most highly regarded 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-Elect Joseph R. Biden on his 2008 Presidential bid.
He and his wife Amy have four children and three grandchildren, and divide their time among their residences in New York, NY, Washington, DC and Palm Beach, FL.