Charles P. Pizzi

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Mr. Pizzi, is former President and CEO of Tasty Baking Company prior to its merger with Flowers Foods. Prior to joining Tasty Baking Company, Mr. Pizzi was a member of and subsequently President and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Pizzi also served as Vice Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives in 1997 and Chairman of the Metro Council Presidents in 1998. Prior to his appointment as President of the Chamber, Mr. Pizzi was Commerce Director for the City of Philadelphia.

S ince 1991 he has been a member of Independence Blue Cross’s Board and currently serves as Vice Chair. Mr. Pizzi also serves on the boards of Brandywine Realty Trust, AlliedBarton Security Services, PHH Corporation, Pennsylvania Realty Trust, and the Franklin Square Energy and Global Opportunity Funds. Prior board and other corporate affiliations have also included service as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and board service with the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, and Day and Zimmermann, Inc.

Mr. Pizzi is an active participant in civic and community affairs, and has been a member of many of Philadelphia’s non-profit Boards. He has served on the Boards of Drexel University, Committee of Seventy, WHYY, the Philadelphia Orchestra Association and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He has also served on the Boards of the Center City District as well as the Philadelphia Constitution Center and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation. In 2009 Mr. Pizzi was awarded the William Penn Award.

Mr. Pizzi graduated from LaSalle University with a B.A., earned an M.S. at the University of Pennsylvania, and received an honorary doctorate from St. Joseph's University. Mr. Pizzi is married and has four sons.