Handel & Haydn Society Elects New Chairman

By Logan Martell

The Handel and Haydn Society has announced that its Board of Governors has elected Robert N. Shapiro as its next Chairman of the Board.

Shapiro has been on the board since 1997 and is a Senior Consultant and Retired CEO of Ropes Wealth Advisors.

A trustee of the Peabody Essex Museum for over 25 years, Shapiro is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, where he was also a member of the Board of Overseers, as well as president of their Alumni Association and Law School Association.

“Rob is incredibly passionate and kind. He has given countless hours to improving the Handel and Haydn Society and we are honored to have him as our new Chairman of the Board of Governors,” said David Snead, H+H’s President and CEO. “Rob has the intelligence, compassion, and creativity needed to guide this 200-year-old organization and provide the groundwork so it may remain strong for another 200 years.”

Shapiro began his tenure as of September 23, 2020.