Carole Haarmann Acunto
Carole Haarmann Acunto is a Partner of CINN Worldwide, Inc., serving as its CFO since 1980. She founded the firm’s not-for-profit Association Management Division, overseeing the management of such leading insurance organizations as the Society of Insurance Financial Management, New York Anti Auto Theft & Fraud Association, the Insurance Federation of New York, the American Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration, and the International Insurance Law Society, US Chapter among others. She has appeared on national media as a spokesperson on insurance fraud for each of the entities represented. Mrs. Acunto retired in 2014 but continues as an advisor to the corporation. She received many professional awards for her achievement as a financial and association management executive, including an MBA honoris causa from the European School of Economics/ Buckingham University, UK.
As a volunteer and advocate, Mrs. Acunto serves on the Executive Board of the UN Women for Peace Committee and co-directed production of the first worldwide broadcast international Women For Peace Concert Gala held in the General Assembly in March, 2008; on the UN General Assembly “Women’s Day Celebration and on the “Annual March in March” which raises awareness and funds to prevent worldwide violence against women. She serves on the Board of the City University of New York Performing Arts and on the Board of the International Debutante Ball. She is currently a Director on the Board of the National Women’s Republican Club and previously served as an Officer for nine years.
From 2007-2011, she served as the President of The Quadrille Society, Inc. and chaired its renowned Bal d’ Europe in support of career programs for returning US Marines and also international education programs for Americans. For five years, Mrs. Acunto served as Chair of Quadrille Ball for the Germanistic Society which supported scholarships for needy students, she served on the Ball Committee for 19 years. Mrs. Acunto chaired the first New York “Savoy Ball” at the Union League Club in honor of Prince Victor Emmanuel of Savoy. She is a Co-Founder of FIDO, the Foundation for Intelligent Dog Ownership, a humane society that emphasizes owner responsibility and care. She has been featured in New York magazine, the NY Times, the Journal News, ABC news and several other news media in connection with her volunteer activities. She has been honored with investiture in the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, the dynastic and religious order of the House of Savoy as Dama di Commenda.
Mrs. Acunto and her husband, Steve, a publisher, who have two married children and three grandsons, reside in Park Hill, Yonkers in the 100 year old historic Hudson Cliff House. She was born in Manhattan and is a lifelong New Yorker. She is the daughter of the late WWII Naval hero, Capt. Richard G. Haarmann, and the late fashion model, Dorothy Warren. They are communicants of St. Agnes Church in Manhattan. The Hudson Cliff House was voted among the top 10 houses in Westchester in 2012 by the Journal News and its readers.