Board Leadership: League of American Orchestras

Posted on: July 11, 2016

The League of American Orchestras has announced the appointments of LESTER ABBERGER, PRATICHI SHAH, and NATHANIEL J. SUTTON to the Board of Directors. The three new board members were elected by the membership of the League during its annual meeting in June. Each will serve a three-year term on the board.

Lester Abberger, of Tallahassee, Fla,, is a managing partner of the investment banking and public affairs firm B.L. Abberger & Co. and a limited partner of Hometown Neighborhoods/Civic Software, a real estate investment, development, and consulting concern. He was a board member of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and his volunteer activities have included service as a trustee of the National Trust for the Humanities and as chairman of the Museums of Florida History. Abberger is a graduate of Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., and a Knight Fellow at the University of Miami School of Architecture.

Pratichi Shah, of Chevy Chase, Md., is founder and CEO of Flourish Talent Management Solutions, a firm that works exclusively with the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors in talent strategy development, strategy and culture alignment, training and organizational development, and coaching for executives and emerging leaders. A human-resources professional with more than twenty years of experience, she holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology/management from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla., and an MBA with a concentration in human resources from American University in Washington, D.C.  

Nathaniel J. Sutton, of New York, N.Y., is a vice chairman of the executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles, where for sixteen years he has worked with corporate and nonprofit organizations to build strategic leadership teams. Sutton was formerly vice president and director of corporate communications for Citigroup. He is a former board chair of New York City’s Opus 118 Harlem School of Music and a former trustee of the Metropolitan Opera Guild. Sutton holds a bachelor’s degree from the City College of New York and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School.

Posted July 11, 2016