Maria G. Vinci-Savettiere

Maria G. Vinci-Savettiere

Maria G. Vinci-Savettiere brings to Blair’s Board of Trustees an extensive background in corporate law and valuable experience in nonprofit management, including financial planning, marketing strategy, donor relations and special events coordination. She and her husband, Greg, reside in Chester, New Jersey, with their son, Michael Savettiere ’17. Ms. Savettiere graduated from American University in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in international relations and earned her JD from Washington University in 1987. She worked as a senior staff attorney for Hughes Network Systems, Inc., where she was responsible for international contract negotiations. She also served as assistant vice president and counsel to New York Life Worldwide Holdings for a brief period in 1994, before serving as an independent legal and business advisor to multiple well-known clients, including TGIFriday’s Restaurants, Telecom Applications Corporation and GTE Spacenet, among others. Since 1995, Ms. Savettiere has acted as general counsel to Landice Treadmills, a company founded by her husband, Greg Savettiere, which manufactures high-end treadmills, ellipticals and exercise bikes. In 2003, she became executive director of Deirdre’s House in Morristown, New Jersey, where she puts her legal and business expertise to work on behalf of victims of child abuse and neglect. Deirdre’s House is a nationally recognized child-advocacy center and is the only site in Morris County that offers comprehensive services to child-abuse victims, including medical examinations and treatment, law-enforcement interviews, clinical counseling, and trial preparation.