Matthew J. Trachtenberg, Arts Administrator, Retired Financial Services Executive and Philanthropist at the National Orchestral Association, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the arts, finances and philanthropy.
Mr. Trachtenberg is a celebrated attorney, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the National Orchestral Association, where he started in 2006. Prior to dedicating his life to philanthropic endeavors, he served as a prominent banker with several corporations, most recently including the U.S. Trust Company as senior vice president for two years. He also acted in multiple roles with such entities as the First Republic Bank, Fleet Bank, the PNC Financial Services Group, JPMorgan Chase & Company, Chemical Banking Corporation, and Manufacturers Hanover Corporation. Holding senior level positions as a financial executive, the highlight of his professional career was when he worked at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation and rose through the ranks from attorney to secretary of the bank, where he utilized his unique skill set as a legal and banking professional. Commencing his career in 1977, he has amassed more than 40 years of experience in his fields.
The National Orchestral Association is a classical music organization, having been founded in 1930. The association serves American musicians through orchestral training and continues to provide financial support to a number of other American musical organizations. Alongside his primary endeavors, Mr. Trachtenberg has been on the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee of the Macula Foundation since 2014, on the board of directors and as treasurer and secretary of the Pat Palmer Foundation since 2010, and on the board of directors and as chairman, president and chief executive officer of the National Orchestral Association since 2006. Previously he served such foundations and as the Joffrey Ballet School, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, the USO of Metropolitan New York, and Lighthouse for the Blind.
Having held roles as an attorney in the banking industry, Mr. Trachtenberg is a member of the New York State Bar Association. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from New York University, graduating magna cum laude, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Brooklyn Law School. He additionally possesses a Master of Business Administration in finance from Fordham University. In 1979, he was admitted to practice law in the state of New York. Passionate about the music industry, he was the producer and director of “Leon Barzin and the National Orchestral Association.”
In recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, Mr. Trachtenberg has been the recipient of several accolades. In 1998, he received the Distinguished Hospital Trustee Award from the United Hospital Fund of New York, and in 1974, he was honored with the Founders’ Day Award from New York University. Notably, he received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 and has been highlighted in multiple editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
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