Chief Executive Officer
Aurelia S. Giacometto
The Honorable Aurelia Giacometto became the CEO of the International Order of T. Roosevelt in April 2022, with the vision to preserve Nature’s precious resources through conservation, education, and stewardship in order that future generations may enjoy what the past has entrusted to our generations’ care. Prior to that role, she was General Counsel and co-founder of AVC Global. This premier logistics company works with National governments to secure the entry and sale of pharmaceuticals into their countries. Aurelia has over 15 years of experience in regulatory compliance in various fields of agriculture, environmental stewardship, and management of fish and wildlife populations.
She worked as a biologist at Monsanto, now the Bayer Corporation developing environmentally sustainable crops and later obtained her law degree to address the legal and regulatory hindrances of using new science technologies. After obtaining her Juris Doctor degree she assumed the role as legal counsel and regulatory affairs to Alltech’s Division of Crop Science, where she guided the business in products for increased soil health and R&D work. In 2017, she entered government service as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Department of the Interior, where she forged relationships with many organizations to implement policies that gave the American public more access to federal lands, programs, and more freedoms. In 2019, she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 22nd Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, where she led the 8500-employee agency with over 850 million acres of land and water to revolutionize business operations, improve service and grant more access to the American people.
Aurelia is passionate and committed to wildlife, the environment, and sustainable development. In her spare time, she works on various projects, including applying new digital technologies toward conserving plants and wildlife and operating a thriving real estate rental business in Montana, South Dakota, Missouri and Indiana.
She received her Bachelor’s degree from Howard University, Master’s degree from Purdue University and law degree from University of Kentucky’s College of Law.
She serves on several boards, including Ramaco Resources, a publicly-traded metallurgical coal company, Steamboat Institute, Rubicon Institute, and the Foundation of Sanford Underground Research Facility. Aurelia enjoys the outdoors and you will usually find her outside fishing, hunting, or running. She holds a sub-3-hour marathon time.