ORANGEBURG – Dominican College and its Board of Trustees have named Sam Fratto as Dominican College’s 2020 Person of the Year. Fratto will be honored at the 48th Annual Grand Reception on Sunday, April 19, 2020, at 1 p.m. at the Old Tappan Manor in Old Tappan, NJ.
“We are pleased to announce that Sam Fratto, the Business Manager of IBEW Local 363 has been selected the Dominican College Person of the Year,” said College President Sr. Mary Eileen O’Brien. “Sam was chosen for his outstanding professional leadership, his community involvement, and his philanthropic works.”
In 2011, Fratto was appointed Business Manager of Local 363 by the Executive Board. He has since been elected by the membership three times. His appointment as Business Manager of Local 363 came 33 years after first joining the electrical trade as an apprentice with IBEW Local 631. Fratto steadily advanced in his career, holding various foreman and shop steward positions. In 1986, he was elected to the IBEW Local 631 Executive Board.
Fratto was appointed as Assistant Business Manager for the union in 1987 and in 1992 was elected Business Manager of IBEW Local 631. Two years later, the international office decided to merge all three locals into a bigger and stronger IBEW Local 363 that would cover the entire Hudson Valley. Fratto served as an Assistant Business Manager and Senior Assistant Business Manager at the newly merged Local 363 until beginning his current position.
Under Fratto’s leadership, Local 363 has supported many community organizations, included the Boy Scouts, United Way, United Hospice, Child Care Resources of Rockland, Helen Hayes Hospital, and Jawonio. He has been recognized nationally by the IBEW for his work within his local union and the Hudson Valley. In addition, he has been honored by the Rockland Business Association, Good Samaritan Hospital, and the Hudson Valley Labor Federation.
Tickets to the Grand Reception honoring Fratto can be purchased at dc.edu/grandreception2020. For additional information, please contact Mary Lichtman at 845-848-7406 or [email protected].