Treasurer, HSAC | Chairman & CEO, Mercury Air Group, Inc.

Following a career in the airline industry, Joseph A. Czyzyk joined Mercury Air Group in 1984 and founded its Air Cargo Division. Today, he serves as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Mercury Air Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest, privately held aviation service companies.

Civic activism is a cornerstone of Joe’s career, as he is a current member of the Executive Committee and was the 2011 Chairman of the Board of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Joe serves on Pepperdine University’s Board and is the Chairman for Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Public Policy. He also is Chairman of the Board of U.S. VETS and an appointee of Governor Jerry Brown to the California Military Council. He is a former Trustee of West Coast University.

Joe is a past president of the City of Los Angeles Board of Taxicab Commissioners, having served on the Commission since its inception in 1998. Joe has the distinction of having been appointed to serve as a City Commissioner by three consecutive Mayors of Los Angeles.

Joe is a decorated U.S. Veteran, having served with the U.S. Navy Amphibious Construction Forces (Seabees) from 1966 through 1969, in the U.S. and in the Republic of Vietnam. He currently serves as a Board Member of the U.S. Navy Seabees Foundation. He is a graduate of California State University at Los Angeles.