National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems

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Peter S. Carozza, Jr.

Peter S. Carozza, Jr. serves on the NCPES executive board and is a member of the audit, budget, education, and marketing and membership committees. He was first elected to the NCPERS executive board in 2012.

Carozza is a 33-year veteran of the Waterbury (Connecticut) Fire Department and currently serves as president of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, representing 60 local affiliates and 4,000 career firefighters in Connecticut. He has extensive experience in labor relations and lobbying for firefighters on the local, state, and national levels. He serves on several national committees of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and received the organization’s 2010 Local Leadership Award. He currently serves as chairman of the Federation of State and Provincial Fire Fighters, IAFF, which is composed of the leadership of each state and provincial association in the United States and Canada.
Carozza currently serves as chairman of the State of Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control; he was originally appointed by Governor William O’Neill and was reappointed by Governors John Rowland, Jodi Rell, and Dannel Malloy.
He serves as firefighter chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Connecticut and vice president of the Connecticut State AFL-CIO, from which he received a Public Sector Leadership Award for his tireless efforts and passionate commitment to Connecticut’s workers. In 2010 he was elected to the board of directors of The Hundred Club of Connecticut, and in 2011 he was inducted into the Connecticut State Firefighters Association Hall of Fame for his work on firefighter issues on the local, state, and national levels.

He has served on the senior steering committees of many political campaigns on the state and national levels, the governor’s public safety committee, the governor’s Two Storm Panel, the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield advisory board, and the University of Connecticut Labor Education Center advisory board. 



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