James Abruzzo

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Instructor and Co-Director of Institute of Ethical Leadership
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Academic Info

M.F.A., Brooklyn College; Arts Management
M.A., Queens College; Music


Nonprofit governance, leadership, ethical leadership and leadership training, compensation, executive search, strategic planning, expert witness


Personal and Leadership Development: Empowering Leaders to Create a Civil Society

Mr. Abruzzo is the co-founder of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School (RBS). He is an internationally recognized nonprofit management consultant, writer and educator. He concurrently serves as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Nonprofit Practice of DHR International, a global executive search firm. Over the last thirty years he has provided ongoing strategic advice to many national and international nonprofit organizations. He is on the faculty of RBS and additionally, Mr. Abruzzo serves on the faculty of the Department of Economics, University of Bologna and is a frequent guest lecturer at the Freie Universität of Berlin. The author of Jobs in Arts and Media Management, Mr. Abruzzo served on many nonprofit boards; for the last sixteen years on the Board of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Foundation.