The League of American Orchestras has announced the selection of Angelo M. Fatta as chair-elect of its Board of Directors. He will assume that post in June 2013 and hold it until June 2014, when his election to succeed Lowell J. Noteboom as chair will occur. “We are delighted to be putting such a strong succession plan in place a full year in advance,” said Brent Assink, executive director of the San Francisco Symphony and chair of the League’s Governance Committee. League President and CEO Jesse Rosen said that the League was “fortunate to have found such a gifted successor to Lowell Noteboom, whose continued leadership over the coming year will ensure a smooth handover in 2014.” Fatta, a member of the League board since October 2011 and most recently chair of its Marketing and Membership Development Committee, has been a major force at his hometown orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic, where he chaired the Board of Trustees and a Secure the Future endowment campaign that surpassed its goal of $30 million. Fatta is co-founder and former CEO of ACTS Testing Labs, a global consumer products testing company specializing in toy safety. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Buffalo’s Canisius College. Fatta has held numerous leadership roles promoting science and technology in western New York, and his Fatta Foundation supports the welfare and development of children in that part of the state.

Posted May 16, 2013