Alex Plinio is a former instructor and co-founder of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School (RBS).

Former president/CEO of AFS-USA, the largest nonprofit international and intercultural student exchange program in the United States, Plinio previously held senior executive positions at Prudential Financial in the areas of insurance, investments, financial services and public affairs.  He was head of Prudential Annuity Services, a billion-dollar retirement products business. He also led the start-up and served as president of the Prudential Foundation.

Plinio has founded and served on the boards of many organizations devoted to community and economic development, youth, education and the arts, including the Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership, the Governor's Schools of New Jersey, and Gifts in Kind Inc.

He currently serves on the faculty of RBS and the Advisory Editorial Board for the International Journal of Disclosure and Governance, and is the managing director and president of a consulting practice, Alex J. Plinio & Associates LLC.

His publications include Resource Raising: The Role of Non Cash Contributions in Corporate Philanthropy; he was a regular columnist for Fundraising Management Magazine and he is a recipient of the Private Sector Initiatives Award from the president of the United States and the Rutgers Outstanding Alumnus Award.

Last Updated: May 31, 2017