Josh Rizzo serves as the Executive Director for PTSD United, as well as serving on the Board of Directors. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.
Josh Rizzo is currently a National Account Manager at Knaack LLC (recently sold by Emerson Electric Co. to Werner Co.) where he is responsible for managing all facets of major national accounts, creating new accounts, leading efforts from all core internal departments, and supervising 15 regional sales agencies for a large, privately held industrial and construction supply company.
Previously, Josh worked as a Global Director of Business Development for Comark Building Systems (The Carlyle Group), where he was responsible for all business development activities nationally and internationally, leading all strategic planning, relationships, sales, and revenue for a $200 million dollar design-build construction firm.
Josh also served as a military officer in the United States Army from 2002 to 2007, achieving the rank of Captain, deploying to Iraq as a company commander in 2005 and 2006, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
Josh graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2002 where he lettered on the varsity baseball team four years, served as team Captain in 2001-2002, and was the recipient of the Doubleday Society Award for Leadership (An award given on an honorary basis).
Josh has volunteered over the last two years and continues to serve as the leader of a mentorship program at a non-profit organization in the Los Angeles area, “Reaching Youth Through Music Opportunities” (RYTMO), which provides an after school curriculum for underprivileged youth. From his time spent in the military, Josh continues to deal with PTSD on a daily basis and is committed to bringing resources to those struggling with any form of PTSD. Josh currently resides in Southern California, where he enjoys writing, creating music, and spending time with friends.