Carlo Carlozzi Jr., a 1980 graduate of Washington and Lee, is the new president of the Sons of Italy's anti-defamation branch.
Carl, a sales representative for Liberty Mutual Insurance, in Farmington, Conn., will be leading the Order of Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) Commission for Social Justice. The OSIA is the oldest and largest national organization for men and women of Italian heritage. Carl was elected during the organization's 53rd Biennial National Convention, in Philadelphia in August.
The Commission for Social Justice (CSJ) fights the stereotyping of Italian Americans by the U.S. entertainment, advertising and media industries. It also collaborates with other groups to ensure that people of all races, religions and cultures are treated with dignity and respect. Through its Positive Image Program, the CSJ regularly informs the media and general public about Italian American achievements, contributions, history and culture.
An economics and politics major at W&L, Carl is also active in local politics, most recently serving as alderman on the New Britain (Conn.) Common Council.