Jerry Frontiero learned Italian from his parents (but has studied the language formally). He has visited 108 of 198 countries, all the continents, and 49 states; he frequently travels to Italy. More important than the number of countries are the people he has met and learning about their culture and traditions. He served in the US Navy and is a Vietnam veteran. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering, an M.S. in materials science, and an M.A. in management.