TORONTO - The Art Gallery of Ontario has named Luminato co-founder Tony Gagliano president of its board of trustees.

A member of the AGO board since 2003, Gagliano has served as vice-president of the gallery since 2005.

He succeeds Charlie Baillie, who has been board president since 2002.

Gagliano is also executive chairman and CEO of St. Joseph Communications.

He spearheaded funding efforts for the recent renovation at the AGO.

Luminato is a local arts festival that began two years ago.

"Tony brings his considerable leadership experience and energy to the presidency of the AGO as it begins a new and already celebrated chapter," says Matthew Teitelbaum, the AGO's CEO.

"It was through the sustained guidance and counsel of AGO President Charlie Baillie that the AGO is so ably positioned today to meet the challenges of tomorrow."