Paolo Vidoli was born and raised in Trieste where he attended and graduated from University, specializing in Mechanical Engineering. After the military draft in the Alpine troops, he joined Fincantieri, a manufacturing company based out of Torino. In 1979 he was transferred along with his wife and three daughters to the United States, first to Connecticut, then Washington, and later to the Virginia Tidewater area. Mr. Vidoli received his MBA from Old Dominion University while being steadily promoted within Fincantieri, and by the time he retired in 2010, he was the company’s Vice President of Finance. A longstanding member of the Italian Cultural Society (ICS), Mr. Vidoli was elected to the Board after his retirement and has acted as the Society’s Vice President, Secretary and now as Treasurer. In 2013 Mr. Vidoli joined the Italian Language Program’s (ILP) Steering Committee, with responsibility in monitoring finances. Paolo and his wife, Claudia reside in Northern VA and travel every year to Italy, often with one or more of their daughters to visit friends and family.