Committed to safeguarding the environment, Mr. Tagliatela has taken significant steps to embrace green initiatives. Under his direction, Tagliatela companies, including the Saybrook Point Inn, have earned seven Green Circle Awards from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. The DEP also awarded the Saybrook Point Marina the state's first Clean Marina designation in 2003.
Mr. Tagliatela was elected to UNH’s Board of Governors in 2015. He previously served as a member from 2005 to 2014. He also is a member of the University of New Haven's Center for Family Business, funds an endowed scholarship at the University and is a generous benefactor of the University's Tagliatela College of Engineering. His parents' foundation, the Louis F. and Mary A. Tagliatela Foundation, also is a generous supporter of University initiatives.
Mr. Tagliatela holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Miami. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Business Administration from UNH in 2013.