Giovanna Cugnasca is a Vice President for Development at Emcor Securities Inc. in New York.

Prior to joining Emcor, she worked as a Development Representative for the Free Enterprise Fund in Washington, DC and at San Francisco-based Pacific Research Institute as liaison with policy makers and the media.  In her professional career, she served as President of RIRI USA, a high fashion accessory company, and worked as a freelance writer for RAI Corporation, an Italian radio and television network.

For many years Ms. Cugnasca was a member of the Board of Directors of the Women’s National Republican Club, the Parents League of New York, and currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Jacob Riis Settlement House where she has been involved for over 20 years.

Ms. Cugnasca is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.