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Frank Rocco Vadala

Frank Rocco Vadala, business executive, environmentalist.


  • Vadala, Frank Rocco was born on January 26, 1942 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of Frank Dominic and Natalie Marie (Silino) Vadala.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Business Administration, Columbia Pacific University, 1980. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Columbia Pacific University, 1980.


    • Partner Vad's Sport Shop, Syracuse, New York, 1962—1970, president, 1970—1977. Owner Hackle & Tackle Company, Central Square, New York, since 1973, Actionline Products Company, Central Square, since 1978. President Frank Vadala Associates, since 1983.

      Director development Catskill Fly Fishing Center, since 1983. Certified fishing professional Cortland Line Company, since 1968. New products editor, associate public Iroquois Report, 1971, public sport fishing catalogs, 1973—1982.

      Editor Iroquois Guardian, 1973—1976. With United States Coast Guard, 1960-1962.


    Member of Izaak Walton League American, Environmental Planning Lobby, Federation Fly Fisherman, National Wildlife Association, American League Anglers, National Sporting Goods Association, Trout Unlimited (national director since 1979, national chairman membership committee 1981-1983, member, chairman numerous national and New York State committees), National Rifle Association (life), North-East Trout Forum (life. Co-founder 1970, chairman New York state 1980), Oneida Lake Association, Theodore Gordon Flyfishers.


    • Married Gloria Frances Todaro Vadala, September 16, 1967. Children: Lori, Frank, Wendy.
    • father: Frank Dominic Vadala
    • mother: Natalie Marie (Silino) Vadala
    • spouse: Gloria Frances Todaro Vadala
    • children: Lori Vadala
    • Frank Vadala
    • Wendy Vadala
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    Born January 26, 1942
    (age 75)
    • 1980
      Columbia Pacific University
    • 1980
      Columbia Pacific University
    • 1962 - 1970
      Partner, Vad's Sport Shop
      Syracuse, New York, United States
    • 1968
      certified fishing professional Cortland Line Company
    • 1973
      owner Hackle & Tackle Company
      Central Square, New York, United States
    • 1978
      owner Hackle & Tackle Company
      Central Square, New York, United States
    • 1983
      president, Frank Vadala Associates
    • 1983
      director, development Catskill Fly Fishing Center
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