Jeffrey F. Rizzo
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Joined CSS: 2004
Jeffrey F. Rizzo joined the Community Service Society (CSS) in June 2004 as Chief Financial Officer. His overall responsibilities include management of all finance and accounting activities for CSS, including payroll; budget preparation and monitoring; long-range financial planning; management of daily cash flow; bank relations with depository and custodian banks; monitoring the performance of and maintaining contact with CSS's investment advisors and external auditors; and working with the Investment, Finance, Audit, and Strategic Planning Committees of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Rizzo also oversees the areas of Information Technology, Facilities and Office Services, the Print Shop, and Human Resources.
Previously, Mr. Rizzo spent nearly 20 years at Moody's Investors Service where he was Managing Director of the Public Finance Group. He also was Director of Finance for the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Controller for Marble Collegiate Church in New York City.
Mr. Rizzo is Board Treasurer of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Board Treasurer of the Blue Ocean Institute and The United Charities Board of Managers. He has served on the faculty of the Mayors Leadership Institute and the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission.
Mr. Rizzo led the financing efforts for restoration of Grand Central Terminal. He was instrumental in sponsoring Moody’s first television program, “How Will Our Cities Survive,” in association with the United States Conference of Mayors and PBS/Philadelphia.
Mr. Rizzo earned his B.A. in Economics from Fairfield University in Connecticut and studied at New York University's Graduate School of Public Administration.
“The work I do at CSS is important because it is meant to enable and facilitate an effective and strategic use of resources to further CSS’s mission and success.”