Staff Bio | Hilary Stern

Hilary Stern

Hilary Stern

Executive Director

Hilary graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in Italian Studies and Marketing. She is fluent in Italian and lived in Padova before moving to New York in 1992 where she began her career in Public Relations eventually working for Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana before moving to Sweden in 1997 to work for the DKNY store in Stockholm. In 1999, Hilary moved to Los Angeles where she owned and operated an Italian Ceramic store until 2005. Before joining Fondazione Italia as Program Director in early 2008, Hilary took some time off to start a family and, although she is not an Italian native, has been actively exposing her daughters  to Italian language and culture every chance she gets. In 2015 Hilary became Executive Director of Fondazione Italia.

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