Robert V. Allegrini is President of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) where he acted as Board Member since 2007 and served as Executive Vice President from 2017 to 2021.
He served for more than a decade as vice president of Communications-the Americas for Hilton. He also oversaw the brand public relations for Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts worldwide.
Allegrini’s prior positions include assistant vice president in charge of public relations for Hyatt Hotels Corporation and director of corporate communications in charge of public relations for all Swissotel properties worldwide.
He founded the Chicago chapter of the Academia Italiana Della Cucina and served for three years as president of the Italian American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest. He is the honorary consul for the Republic of San Marino in a five-state jurisdiction and was named the co-chairman of the Milan-Chicago Sister Cities in February 2021.
From 1987 to 1990, he served as executive director of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans.