John and Rose have been married for over 51 years, after they met in college; Rose was a French major, while John was studying engineering. Rose retired after teaching in both the New York City Public School and Franklin Square systems for over 40 years. She currently teaches Faith Formation at Saint Anne’s and is a member of the Parish Council. She also enjoys playing mahjong, canasta and maintains a very active social life on Long Island.
John has been a professional engineer for over 50 years. He worked at AECOM, a global engineering company, for 45 years, starting directly out of college as a junior engineer. He advanced over the years in various leadership and management roles before retiring from AECOM in 2015. For the last 10 years at AECOM, he was the chairman and CEO, expanding the company’s service offerings and geographical reach. The work increased revenue from $8 billion to $19 billion, increased the total staff to more than 95,000 employees, and expanded its global reach, with projects in over 150 countries.
In 2017, John started a new company. He is the Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Global Infrastructure Solutions, Inc., a privately owned business that invests and helps grow engineering and construction management companies. The GISI firms include the Structure Tone Organization, the largest privately held U.S. construction management company. Its most recent project on Long Island is the construction of Hofstra University’s new engineering building.
Another GISI firm is The LiRo Group, a premier program/construction management company. Headquartered on Long Island, LiRo has successfully completed over 1,000 major projects in New York and New Jersey. Currently LiRo is finishing work on numerous civil engineering projects, including the new Grand Central Long Island Railroad station and the new terminal projects at JFK Airport. GISI’s current revenue is more than $13 billion, with over 13,000 employees working in over 100 countries.
John has garnered numerous professional affiliations and accolades. He was awarded the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the 2007 Industry Recognition Award from the New York Building Congress. He is also the recipient of the City College of New York Alumni Association’s Townsend Harris Medal and its Career Achievement Award, the Presidential Award, and the Milton Pikarsky Distinguished Leadership Award in Engineering. John also received an honorary doctorate from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Residing on Long Island, John and Rose have been active parishioners in the Church of Saint Anne for more than 40 years. The couple have two wonderful children, Michelle and John, who are both married. Michelle is married to Jeff Callow. They also live on Long Island, and have three wonderful sons, Henry, Michael, and Peter. John is married to Leonie Lang. They live in Manhattan and have two wonderful sons, William and Joseph. Leonie is pregnant and is expecting a boy in mid-October. John and Rose have been blessed with five grandsons, with the sixth on the way.
Anthony is licensed as a Social Worker and obtained his Credential as an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) in 2005. He has been working in the substance abuse field for over 21 years. Anthony works at the Seafield Center treatment program in Westhampton Beach, New York where he serves as the Director of Provider Relations, Program Director for the Power and Control Program and Family Program Coordinator.
Anthony Rizzuto is the Founder of F.I.S.T; Families in Support of Treatment. F.I.S.T is a Not-For-Profit organization designed to organize, support, educate, guide, and provide resources to families who are struggling with a loved one’s addiction.
Anthony has served as President of the Long Island Chapter of EAPA (Employee Assistance Professionals Association), served as a Board Member of the Long Island Recovery Association for 7 years and is a member of the Nassau County Heroin Task force. Anthony also serves on the Credentialing Board and the Talent Management Workgroup for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).
Anthony received his Master’s in Social Work degree from Adelphi University and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York Empire State College