Oct. 1, 2012
, Chairman, President and CEO of PSEG, will be honored at the National Italian American Foundation's (NIAF) 37
Anniversary Awards Gala in
, D.C. Izzo will receive the NIAF Special Achievement Award in Science and Technology on
October 13, 2012
, at the Washington Hilton. The black-tie event begins with a
reception followed by dinner and an awards ceremony.
Twelve-time MLB All-Star
will serve as the evening's master of ceremonies. Honorees joining Izzo include
, Head Coach of the Gold Medal-winning
Basketball Women's National Team and Head Women's Basketball Coach at the
University of Connecticut
Mark Del Rosso
, Executive Vice president and Chief Operating Officer of Audi of America;
Chief Executive Officer of the Ferrero Group;
president of Friends of San Patrignano; and
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
, the oldest science academy in the world. During the evening
Patricia de Stacy Harrison
, a NIAF Vice Chair and President and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, will present
, Director of Government and International Relations at RAI, with NIAF Special Recognition for International Media Relations.
Izzo's background spans the worlds of science, public policy and business. He began his career as a research scientist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, performing numerical simulations of fusion energy experiments, and served as an advisor to Senator
Thomas H. Kean
Izzo joined Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) in 1992, and has been elected to several executive positions within PSEG's family of companies. In
, he was named president and chief operating officer of PSEG, and a member of the board of directors. In
, he was named chairman of the board.
Early in his career, Izzo published over 35 papers on magnetohydrodynamic modeling. He is listed in numerous editions of Who's Who and is the recipient of national fellowships and awards, as well as numerous honorary degrees.