STEVEN R. FAZIO                                                                                                                         President & CEO, Fazio Enterprises

Steve R. Fazio began his indoctrination into the family business, Fazio Cleaners, at a young age. In his mid-20’s, Steve left the family business to create his own business and hone his skills. Five years after his departure from his father’s business, he was presented with the opportunity to buy-out his father’s shares. Steve’s business career now spans nearly four decades and Fazio Cleaners has grown in revenues, profits and geography. It now serves both the greater Los Angeles area, as well as Summerlin, Nevada.

In addition to his business pursuits, Steve has always served the community. From 1981-2011, Steve served as a Line Reserve Police Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. Steve “Honorably Retired” after 30 years of service with the LAPD, and upon his retirement was asked by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa if he would continue his public service as a member of the Los Angeles City Fire Commission (2013-2016). Steve is very proud of the fact that after a week of taking the oath of office, Mayor Eric Garcetti, asked Steve to be the only member of the Los Angeles Fire Commission to remain on the Commission.

Steve was the founding President of the Sierra Canyon School, a nonprofit, and chaired Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Santa Monica Bay, was a founding member and twice Chair of YPO Hollywood, and was part of the founding executive committee, and first Membership Chair of YPO-Gold, Angeleno Chapter.

Steve earned both an MBA and Doctorate at Pepperdine University. Upon graduating, he was privileged to be a member of the faculty as an “Executive in Residence”, teaching business strategy and business theory. Steve received the “Distinguished Alumni Award” for his service to Pepperdine, and has remained close to the University. For several years, Steve has also attended the very prestigious Harvard Leadership Program.