Board Leadership: League of American Orchestras

Posted on: July 17, 2012

League of American Orchestras Chair Lowell J. Noteboom has announced the appointment of BURTON ALTER, ANGELO FATTA, JIM HASLER, JOHN HAYES, JAMES MABIE, and ROBERT PEISER to the League’s Board of Directors. The six new board members, who will each serve three-year terms, were elected by the League membership during its annual meeting in June.

Alter, a retired attorney, has served on the Board of Directors of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra for four years, and is currently president. He is also a trustee of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and was formerly board president of the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven.

Fatta is treasurer and former chair of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Board of Trustees, on which he has served since 2004. He was founder and CEO of ACTS Testing Labs, which he sold in 1998. He later became president of BuffLink, a not-for-profit facilitator of life sciences commercialization in Western New York. He and his wife, Carol, are founders of The Fatta Foundation, which supports the welfare and development of children in the Buffalo area.

Hasler is director of marketing development at The Clorox Company. Since 1997 he has served on the board of California’s East Bay Performing Arts, parent organization of the Oakland East Bay Symphony, and is currently vice president/chair of the orchestra’s marketing and programs committees.

Hayes was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra for seven years, serving as chair in 2011.  From 2001 to 2005 he served on the board of the Denver Area Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, which he chaired in 2002 and 2003. Hayes retired from the private practice of law in 2011, and currently works as a mediator/arbitrator.

Mabie is a principal of William Blair and Company and former managing director of A.G. Becker & Company. A life trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, he also serves as chairman of Chicago High School for the Arts; trustee and past chair of Chicago Public Media; trustee of Ravinia Festival; and trustee and chair of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Finance Committee.

Peiser is board president of the Houston Symphony Society and of the Foundation for Jones Hall (Jones Hall is the orchestra’s home venue.) He served as chairman and chief executive officer of Omniflight Helicopters, Inc. from 2008 to 2010, and as president and chief executive officer of Imperial Sugar Company from 2002 to 2008. Peiser is currently a director for two public companies (Team, Inc. and USA Truck), and three private companies (Americas PowerSports, eCardio Diagonistics, and NMG Group).

Full bios of the League’s new board members can be found here.

Posted July 17, 2012