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JOSH RIZZO

DIRECTOR, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

  • Division I Baseball Player at West Point

  • Company Commander in Iraq

  • Recipient of the Bronze Star Medal

  • Co-founder of PTSD United, a 501(c)3 

  • Recipient of two Construction Industry Under 40 awards

Josh Rizzo is an energetic leader who believes in bringing people together, building teams, and building culture. Josh has built and led successful teams in Division I Sports, the military, combat, and business. He believes all teams thrive with diversity and rest upon three equal pillars: preparation, communication, and fun. Josh is interested in helping people find connection with themselves and the communities they serve.

Recently, Josh was the recipient of the 2022 Milwaukee Tool Legacy Guardian Award as well as two 2020 Construction Industry Under 40 awards; CSE (Consulting-Specifying Engineer) and ENR (Engineering News-Record). Josh received the Under 40 accolades prior to departing WernerCo (global manufacturer of climbing, safety, and storage products) where he had North American responsibilities in leadership, sales, and marketing.

In addition to Josh’s success in business, he is a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal; commanding troops in Iraq in 2005 / 2006. Josh is also the recipient of the 2015 Invisible Hero award for PTSD United, the 501(c)3 he cofounded to build a mental health healing community. Atop Josh’s accolades is the Doubleday Society Award for Leadership, which he received as a senior on the West Point baseball team — followed shortly thereafter by the 2003 Time Magazine Person of the Year distinction.

Josh lives in Bend, Oregon with his wife, Brittney and their two dogs Bixby and Benham. He enjoys deep conversations, writing, reading, nature, painting, sports, investing, and most importantly time outdoors, connecting with friends.

To learn more about Josh, you can watch his feature in the All American Leadership Interview Series:

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