Dr. Luigi Salvaneschi
Dr. Luigi Salvaneschi was born in Casale Monferato, Italy, on October 18, 1929. In 1954 he attended both the Civil University of Rome and the Lateran University where he received his Ph.D. A real estate and development executive, Dr. Salvaneschi served as president of Blockbuster, Inc., from 1988 to 1991. From 1983 to 1987, he was senior vice president of Kentucky Fried Chicken, and from 1964 to 1983 he served as vice president of development for McDonald’s.
On February 1, 1991, Dr. Salvaneschi retired as President of Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation. He was immediately invited to join the faculty of the Andreas School of Business at Barry University. He served as an adjunct professor at Barry until 2007. From 2007, he has served as a member of the Barry University Board of Trustees.
In 1997, Dr. Luigi Salvaneschi established the Luigi Salvaneschi Endowed Scholarship to help poor students who are proposing to benefit others by devoting themselves to the teaching profession.