Frank Giordano

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Frank Giordano became President and CEO of the Philly POPS in 2011. By applying for-profit strategies to a struggling non-profit, he led the POPS to unprecedented success in ticket sales, contributed revenue, community engagement and artistic expression. 

The POPS reaches ever expanding audiences in the hundreds of thousands through its signature Salute Series, a set of free concerts performed on holidays of civic celebration in honor of the service community. POPS in Schools impacts the lives of the next generation of musicians in the School District of Philadelphia, reaching 2500 students with a rapidly growing supplemental music education program. 

Mr. Giordano’s comprehensive history of philanthropy has included leadership roles on many non-profit Boards and personal support of many iconic Philadelphia-area institutions. Many of his efforts have benefited underserved constituencies. 

He has served as Chairman of Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia.  He has raised $10 million to open the Sir John Templeton Heritage Center. The Center provides the public with access to the Union League’s substantial archive of significant historic material. 

Mr. Giordano has received many honors and awards for his work, including the prestigious Order of the Merit of the Italian Republic by the Ambassador of Italy, the Philadelphia Business Hall of Fame Award, the Philadelphia Music Alliance’s inaugural Platinum Award, and a City Council of Philadelphia Citation. 

Mr. Giordano is Executive Director of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission. He is also the Honorary Consul of Malta for Pennsylvania. He was appointed by the President of the United States to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 

Mr. Giordano is also President and CEO of Atlantic Trailer Leasing Corporation, a transportation and storage equipment company that has been in the Giordano family since 1949. 

Mr. Giordano is a graduate of Rutgers University and resides with his wife Dottie in Moorestown, New Jersey where Frank and Dottie Giordano’s Responsibility Scholarship financially supports working Rutgers Camden students while they gain business experience in unpaid internships