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Young People’s Chorus of New York City Names Board of Directors Chair

Michael Fraccaro of Mastercard will step into the role


The Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC) has announced that Michael Fraccaro, the Chief People Officer at Mastercard, will serve as the new Chair of the choir's Board of Directors. Fraccaro succeeds Adam Chinn, who had served in the role since 2012.

Fraccaro is originally from Australia and holds qualifications in education and communication management. Alongside his role at Mastercard, he is considered a public thinker, frequently publishing articles and appearing on podcasts on topics such as the future of work, leadership & succession, people analytics and insights, and cultural transformation.

Fraccaro has significant boardroom experience and has served on the SHRM Executive Advisory Council, the Board of the HR Policy Association, 50:50 Women on Boards, the NY Jobs CEO Council, and HR50.

Directed by Francisco J. Núñez, YPC provides children from all cultural and economic backgrounds with the opportunity to access music education through choral singing. In 2023, YPC won five gold medals – three as World Champions – at the 12th World Choir Games in the Republic of Korea.

"YPC has greatly benefited from Michael’s time and expertise on our Board of Directors," said Núñez. "I am deeply honored and grateful for his willingness to deepen his commitment to YPC by serving as our Board Chair. I know I join the rest of the Board and our leadership team when I say I am looking forward to working with him as we continue to change the lives of thousands of youth through music."

"The strong foundation has already been set," said Fraccaro. "I want to send a strong shout out to Adam Chinn, who has done a great job of elevating YPC. As Chair, I am looking to build on those foundations. My vision is to look for ways to continue strengthening connections to schools and communities at large and bring stronger visibility to YPC and its mission. Part of that vison is to ensure we’re building a legacy for the future that is self-sustaining. When people think of who the best chorus is in the world, it’s YPC."

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