Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer


Matthew Trachtenberg is an attorney, and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Orchestral Association. In 2006, Mr. Trachtenberg retired from a career in banking, having held a variety of senior officer positions, most recently as a Senior Vice President with U.S. Trust. He also served as a Managing Director of First Republic Bank, held private banking positions with both Fleet Bank and PNC, and for over two decades served in various executive capacities for Manufacturers Hanover Corporation, including Secretary of the Board and Officer-in-Charge of the Manufacturers Hanover Foundation.

Mr. Trachtenberg has been an active volunteer for many non-profit organizations. In addition to his leadership role with the National Orchestral Association, he served for almost two decades as a Trustee of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he was Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee. In 1998, he was a recipient of the United Hospital Fund of New York’s Distinguished Hospital Trustee Award. He also served as a Trustee of Continuum Health Partners, was a member of the Education Advisory Committee for the Lighthouse for the Blind, a trustee of the Joffrey Ballet, and is a former President of the USO of Metropolitan New York.

Mr. Trachtenberg is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Macula Foundation (dedicated to leading-edge research on diseases of the retina, including macular degeneration), where he serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. In addition, he is a Director, Treasurer and Secretary of the Pat Palmer Foundation, an organization dedicated to the protection, preservation and health of parrots.