FT. LAUDERDALE, FL-Thomas Angelo managing partner of Angelo & Banta, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of the Museum of Discovery and Science in Ft. Lauderdale.
As Chairman, Mr. Angelo’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to appoint committees, assist in the conduct of the affairs of the museum, preside at all meeting of the Board, and shall be a member of all committees except the Nominating Committee. His term will be one year.
The museum was founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center. But a quarter century later, its mission remains the same – to provide experimental pathways to lifelong learning in science for both children and adults through programs, exhibits and films. The center, which includes one of South Florida’s few IMAX theaters, is visited by more than 400,000 each year. Kim Cavendish, president and CEO of the museum said Mr. Angelo’s presence on the board will enhance the level of community partnerships with the facility.
During his service as a Board member in 2003 Mr. Angelo co-chaired The Mercedes-Benz of Fort Lauderdale Great Journey West Gala. This annual event benefits the Museum of Discovery and Science and Sun-Sentinel Children’s Fund, a fund of the McCormick Tribune Foundation. Generating $327,760.42, nearly triple the amount of donations from years prior, the Gala was highest grossing event in Museum history. Mr. Angelo focuses his practice on corporate, real estate and financial services law. His clients include: Bank of America, City Furniture, The Codina Group, Wachovia Bank and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, just to name a few.
He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his law degree from University of Virginia School of Law.