Florida Grand Opera Welcomes 2022-23 Board Of Directors Officers And Appointees
Florida Grand Opera is pleased to announce its newly elected Board of Director officers and appointees for the 2022-23 season.
The officers are:
International businessperson Per-Olof Lööf continues in his second year as Chairman of the FGO Board. He has served as a member for almost two decades. After a career spent helming 8 different companies, Mr. Lööf remains the Chairman of Loof Holdings LP, and recently retired from his position as CEO of Elevate Textiles, Inc. Past positions include CEO of Kemet Corporation & Chairman of NEC TOKIN Corp, for almost 15 years, CEO of Sensormatic Corporation. In addition to his work at FGO, Mr. Lööf has been active in philanthropic organizations for many years and is on the boards of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children, FSU Fort Lauderdale Museum of Arts and Adrianne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami. “I am very proud to be part of the FGO team helping to share this very fine art form with the Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas. We have a very ambitious lineup for the coming season and I am convinced that our product will enthrall and excite our audiences. See you at the Opera!”
Robert B. Gllck
Robert B. Gllck assumes the role of Treasurer, having previously served on the Finance Committee and as a member for over a decade. An assurance and advisory services principal at Kaufman Rossin CPA and Advisors since 1993, Mr. Glick has worked with private, public and international companies from a wide variety of industries in audits, taxes, consulting, and other accounting-related projects. Mr. Glick is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute for Certified Public Accountants. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Florida and California. In addition to his service to FGO, he is treasurer of the Miami Beach Jewish Community Center and The Rhythm Foundation.
Larry Kamin has been appointed Secretary of the Board. A partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where he spent his 35-year legal career, and chair of its Investment Committee, Mr. Kamin turned financial advisor and established LK Financial Planning LLC, where he works with an exclusive clientele. He remains a retired member of the New York Bar. Additionally, he has served on a variety of Boards for both corporations and nonprofits. Mr. Kamin and his wife Jackie are former snowbirds who have roosted permanently in Miami Beach for the past 7 years. A dedicated opera goer and devotee of the Metropolitan and New York City Operas while he lived there, he has attended nearly all of the performances of the FGO since he first bought a residence in Miami Beach in 2005. “I have thoroughly enjoyed the artistic quality and variety of opera at FGO and believe it is as good as any regional company in the country,” he says. Mr. Kamin has served on the board of FGO since 2021.
In addition to the newly-elected officers, FGO welcomes new Board members, Andrey Ilyasov and Bob Dinerstein.
Andrey Ilyasov is the Managing Director at Solomon Capital Management, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. He previously worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and KPMG. Earlier in his career Mr. Ilyasov founded various small businesses and was involved in private equity. He earned his MBA in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. From the age of 6, he studied violin and holds an undergraduate degree in music from Baku Conservatory in Azerbaijan. Fluent in Russian, English, Italian and working on his Spanish, Mr. Ilyasov has served on the Board of Hebrew Free Loan and on the auxiliary boards at Michigan Opera Theater and the Detroit Institute of Art. An opera fan since the age of 8, when his mother took him to see his first production of Carmen, Mr. Illyasov was drawn to join the FGO Board after recognizing the void created by COVID-19. “I felt it was important to live and continue doing the things that are important,” he said. “I felt it was important to reach out.”
Robert Dinerstein currently serves as non-executive chairman of Veracity Worldwide, a strategic risk advisory firm. A lawyer by training, he spent most of his career as a general counsel in the financial services industry. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Dinerstein was a senior executive with UBS Investment Bank, having last served as its Vice Chairman-Americas and Global General Counsel. Mr. Dinerstein has had extensive public and private board experience, including serving on the board of a NASDAQ listed bio-pharmaceutical company and a New York based bank. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a trustee of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. A dedicated philanthropist, Mr. Dinerstein is Co-Chair of the Campaign for the Future of the Miami Book Fair and has served on the boards of the American Red Cross of Greater New York; Phipps Houses, a leading developer of affordable housing; Sheltering Arms, a 150 year old social services organization; and as Chairman of Everbody Wins, a literacy and mentoring organization. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Michigan Law School. Mr. Dinerstein and his wife, Karen, are longtime opera goers and have been subscribers and supporters of both the Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic as well as patrons of the FGO since 2006.
FGO CEO and General Director Susan T. Danis stated, “We look forward to very successful year under the officers’ leadership and we welcome both Robert and Andrey, who both have a true passion for opera.”
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FGO was founded in 1941 as Greater Miami Opera and Opera Guild of Fort Lauderdale, Inc. in 1994. As Florida's premier opera company, it presents standard repertoire, contemporary works, new commissions, and original productions — all featuring projected translations in English and Spanish. The mainstage operas of the season include Domenico Cimarosa’s El matrimonio secreto, sung in Spanish translation (Nov. 12 - 15, 2022), Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Michael Ching’s Buoso’s Ghost (Jan. 28 – Feb.11, 2023), Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca (Mar. 18 - Apr. 15, 2023), and Gioacchino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (Apr.29 – May 20, 2023).