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.