The Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts recently held elections to renew its board and choose a new president.
The center’s new president is Anthony Cassano, born in the small town of Torre Le Nocelle, in Campania. In 1961, at the age of 13, he immigrated to the United States, where many years later he would build a successful construction and real estate development business. Cassano has served as president of the Kiwanis Club of Chelsea and has been a long-standing member of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce. He has been a member of the Dante Alighieri Society since 2000 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2003.
Other elected Dante officers include Sal Bramante (VP Administration), Luisa Marino (VP Cultural Affairs), Achille Chiuccariello (VP Building and Grounds), Jerome Bello (Treasurer) and Michael Di Clemente (Secretary). Current directors include Vincent Cannato, Spencer Di Scala, Kevin Galiè, Claudio Iacono, Flavia Laviosa, Franco Mormando, Vetri Nathan, Frank Pasciuto, Giovanni Saraceni, Franco Scala, Frank Vitiello and Mary Vitiello, along with Lino Rullo (President Emeritus), Hon. Peter Agnes, Frank Ciano (both Chairman Emeritus) and Hon. Joseph Ferrino (Counsel Emeritus).
To learn more about the Dante Alighieri’s activities, as well as its Italian language class schedule and program, call 617-301-8354 or visit www.dantemass.org.