President and co-founder
Giovanni Donatelli is President and co-founder of the Virginia Institute of Interpreting and he is responsible for overseeing all operations at the Institute. Mr. Donatelli is an Award Winning Entrepreneur in the language services industry.
Mr. Donatelli has served on the board of directors of the Association of Language Companies from 2010 – 2016, and is also serving on the Board of Directors for the Joint National Council on Languages (JNCL). He has been a guest speaker on language access issues to numerous organizations around the country, and is regarded as a foremost leader in language access programs.
A native of Pescara, Italy, Mr. Donatelli received his MBA from the College of William and Mary and received his BS in Finance from Virginia Tech.
Executive Vice President, Chief Editor and co-founder
Rocío Txabarriaga, MA is Executive Vice President, Chief Editor and co-founder of Virginia Institute of Interpreting and Virginia Institute Press. She is responsible for course planning, development, validation, and maintenance. She also runs operations for Virginia Institute of Interpreting’s publishing branch, Virginia Institute Press.
Ms. Txabarriaga has over twenty years of experience in language services and international business management ranging from independent consulting to senior executive positions, and business ownership. Her extensive experience spans operations, ISO-quality processes, interpreter recruiting and training, qualitative and quantitative market research and analysis, as well as in-depth involvement with several language technology platforms.
Ms. Txabarriaga has several degrees, including a Master’s from Middlebury University’s Institute of International Studies at Monterey, has earned many certificates, and speaks five languages fluently. Ms. Txabarriaga is also a NASBITE-Certified Global Business Professional, and an accomplished writer and public speaker.