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Lecture Series Speakers

Below is a list of our honored guest speakers who have been invited to the Columbus Citizens Foundation Membership Lecture Series.  Our lecture series touches on a variety of historical and current events.  We are grateful to these guests for donating their services and sharing their knowledge and talent with the Foundation.

John W. Lanza - May 27, 2014 - "Shot Down Over Italy"

Anthony Scaramucci - June 27, 2013 -  "The Little Book of Hedge Funds"
Maurice R. Greenberg - June 4, 2013 -  "The AIG Story" with Q&A by Maria Bartiromo
Susan Lucci - May 28, 2013 - "All My Life"

NOIAW - February 21, 2013 - "Behind the Mask: A History of Carnevale"

Adriana Trigiani - November 16, 2012 - "The Shoemaker's Wife"
Joe Moglia, Coastal Carolina University Football Head Coach & Chairman, TD Ameritrade - July 18, 2012 "Family, Football & Values"
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York - June 28, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey - May 29, 2012
Joe Plumeri, Chairman & CEO of Willis Group Holdings, Plc.; April 19, 2012 "Passionate Principles of Leadership"
Hon. Andrew Paolo Napolitano, Former New Jersey Superior Court Judge – April 17, 2012
Vice Mayor of Pisa, Paolo Ghezzi & Prof. Giovanni Padroni – April 11, 2012 "Restoration of the Leaning Tower of Pisa"
Frank Bisignano, CAO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the CEO of Chase Mortgage Banking – February 22, 2012
Lidia Bastianich – January 26, 2012 "Lidia's Italy in America"

Kenneth Langone, Founder and Chairman of Invemed Associates LLC. – October 27, 2011 "Home Depot & Fat Cats"
Pat Cooper – September 29, 2011 "How Dare You Say How Dare Me!"
Antonio Rutigliano, Ph.D. – September 27, 2011 "The Untold History of Southern Italy from the Phoenicians to the Unification"
Kara Dio Guardi – June 16, 2011 "A Helluva High Note"
Bobby Valentine, ESPN Analyst and former Mets Manager – June 2, 2011
Dr. Robert Tornambe – May 17, 2011 "Women’s Beauty: A Plastic Surgeon’s Perspective"
Greg Wyatt – January 20, 2011 "Italy Inspirations, Unveiling of 'Eternal Spring'"

Charles Gasparino – November 4, 2010 "Bought and Paid For"
Anthony Scaramucci – October 19, 2010 "Goodbye Gordon Gekko"
Maria Bartiromo – September 29, 2010 "The 10 Laws of Enduring Success" and "The Weekend That Changed Wall Street: An Eyewitness Account"
Louis Barrella – September 16, 2010 "Italian Opera: A Celebration of Life"
Joseph J. DioGuardi – September 14, 2010 "Unaccountable Congress: It Doesn't Add Up"
Louis Barrella – June 17, 2010 "A Trip to Operatic Italy"
Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark – June 11, 2010 "The Shadow of Your Smile" and "Wrecked"
Raymond W. Kelly, NYPD Commissioner – May 18, 2010
Lou Carnesecca and Mel Davis – April 13, 2010 "Basketball's Legendary Greats"
Elizabeth Bettina – March 11, 2010 "It Happened in Italy: Untold Stories of How the People of Italy Defied the Horrors of the Holocaust"
Salvatore Cassano, FDNY Commissioner – February 24, 2010
Charles Gasparino – January 7, 2010 "The Sellout: How Three Decades of Wall Street Greed and Government Mismanagement Destroyed the Global Financial System"