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Valeri Primo Lack  
Secretary  

R. Valeri Primo Lack
23 Ave. Beau Séjour,
CH-1206 Geneva
Tel: (079) 467 3952
Fax: (022) 789 7901
E-mail: valprimo@aol.com
Nationalities: Swiss/USA
Languages: English & French

EDUCATION

1992-1995 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, School Of International Public Affairs, New York, USA
M.A. International Political Economy
1987-1988 MANUFACTURERS HANOVER TRUST CO., New York, USA
Financial Management Training Program
1983-1987 ROSEMONT COLLEGE, Pennsylvania, USA
B.A. Cum Laude Political Science & Philosophy
1975-1983 GREENWICH ACADEMY, Connecticut, USA
WORK EXPERIENCE
2006-present THE EDUCATION TELEVISION FUND – Director, NY, USA
THE GENEVA ROUND TABLE ASSOCIATION – Part Time Associate, Geneva, CH
Board Secretary to a US not-for-profit association aimed at incorporating media arts and literacy tools into core school curricula. Also, helps organize meetings between diplomats and corporations on current WTO international trade issues for a lobbying and communications association.
2002-2006 MEDABIOTECH SA -- Part Time Administrator, Geneva, CH
Assisting a biotechnology consulting company and its portfolio companies on a part-time basis.
1999-2001 FOREIGNTV.COM -- Part Time Correspondent, Geneva, CH
Represented this online Internet video news-streaming service in Switzerland, covering local events.
1988-1992 BARCLAYS BANK, PLC -- Assistant Vice President, Real Estate Investment Group, NY, USA
Managed a team of three employees and US$ 500 million of portfolio accounts. Originated new loans, analyzed and negotiated complex participation agreements, and restructured existing debts.
1986-1987 WCAU-TV NEWS -- Promotions Assistant, PA, USA
While at University, wrote copy and prepared promotions releases for this local news station. Responsible for audio and video production.
6/86-8/86 CABLEVISION NEWS 12 –News Intern, NY, USA
Wrote copy, researched and covered local stories.
5/86-8/86 NEW YORK COMMODITIES EXCHANGE – Pit Reporter, NY, USA
5/85-8/85 Worked two summers. Responsibilities included market and trade analysis for crude oil, leaded and unleaded gasoline and data and graph analyses.
1985-1986 PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE – Legal Assistant, PA, USA
While at University assisted in victim and witness compensation programs, legal research and case analyses.
6/84-8/84 UNITED STATES SENATE – Intern, Washington D.C., USA
6/83-8/83 Worked two summers for Senator Lowell Weicker of Connecticut. Research Aide for space, defense and environmental issues. Wrote speeches for the Congressional Record and made personal appearances.
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
UNICEF, NY, USA
Member of the Speakers Bureau for the Metro Committee of New York. Gave regular lectures on the Rights of the Child to the New York business community and schools. Member of the Junior Committee for UNICEF, involved in fundraising and special events. Worked closely with schools and school children, giving lectures and workshops to sensitize young students.
THE UNION SETTLEMENT ASSOCIATION, NY, USA
Taught English as a second language on a weekly basis for the Adult Literacy Program and to teenage students- Organized meetings and workshops to assist recently-arrived immigrants and their families.
THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF NEW YORK, NY USA
President of the Public Relations Committee responsible for public relations and press coverage of League activities. Drafted press releases and articles for local media and news publications. Organized local broadcasting and TV coverage.
ECOLE INTERNATIONALE DE GENEVE, Geneva, CH
Active member of the Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) since 1999. President of the LGB Primary and Middle School PTA Committees working with administration, teaching staff, parents and students of all ages.
PERSONAL
• Married, 2 children (13 and 15 years old)
• Nationalities: Swiss, USA
• Languages: English (mother tongue), French
• DoB: February 11, 1965
 

 

 
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