Rutgers–Camden Finest is an assembly of graduates whose lives and careers have made an indelible mark upon society and the advancement of knowledge.
President and CEO, The Philly POPS
Frank Giordano is president and CEO of America’s legendary pops orchestra, the Philly POPS, and Atlantic Trailer Leasing Corp., a full-service semi-trailer and container leasing business which has been in the Giordano family since 1949. Giordano also provides personal leadership and philanthropic support to many area non-profit organizations, including Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, the Abraham Lincoln Foundation, the Coriell Institute for Medical Research and the Salvation Army. He is also a past president of the Union League of Philadelphia.
Under Giordano’s transformational leadership, the renewed Philly POPS have gained national acclaim for their high energy sold-out concerts, engaging programming and community outreach. The sensational Philly POPS Salute Series, created by Giordano in order to recognize America’s military and first responders, has become an indispensable part of Philadelphia’s Independence Day and Christmas celebrations, playing to more than 50,000 people annually.
Giordano is a member of the Rutgers School of Business-Camden Dean’s Leadership Council, the Rowan University Board of Trustees, chair of Il Convivio, Inc., a board member of the Salvation Army New Jersey State Advisory Board, and a member of the Philadelphia Business Council for the Consulate General of Italy. He has received many honors and awards for his work, including the prestigious Order of the Merit of the Italian Republic, the Philadelphia Business Hall of Fame Award, the Philadelphia Music Alliance’s inaugural Platinum Award, and a City Council of Philadelphia Citation. Along with his wife, Dottie, Giordano established the Frank and Dottie Giordano Responsibility Scholarship, an endowment that financially supports working Rutgers-Camden students while they gain business experience in unpaid internships.
Born in South Philadelphia and raised in New Jersey, the Giordanos reside in Moorestown, New Jersey.