Thomas S. Bozzuto ’68, chair and CEO of The Bozzuto Group and former HWS Trustee, recently interviewed former President George W. Bush, during the 2012 National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, Fla. More than 2,000 members attended the apartment industry’s national meeting. Bozzuto’s questions for the former President covered a wide range of topics, including foreign, economic and U.S. policies and leadership. Bush also shared his thoughts on what it takes to be successful.
During the meeting, Bozzuto was elected to serve a two-year term as the Council’s chair. As such, he will lead the association as it works to advocate for a balanced housing policy and enhance access to affordable debt. He also plans to continue successful initiatives to build connections among NMHC members and within the apartment industry.
“Through changing demographics and savvy consumer choices, we’re seeing a seismic shift in the demand for apartment living,” said Bozzuto in a press release issued by the Bozzuto Group following the Annual Meeting. “My main priority over the next two years will focus on creating an environment on Capitol Hill and in the capital markets that will ensure we can meet the country’s need for millions of new apartments over the next decade.”
Since its founding in 1988, Bozzuto has led the Bozzuto Group, which builds, manages and develops apartments, condominiums and single-family homes.
While at HWS, Bozzuto was a member of the football team, Little Theatre, the Hobart Student Association and the Druid Society. He worked in Saga and graduated with a B.A. in English. He also holds a master’s degree in metropolitan studies from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.
Bozzuto is a lifelong supporter of HWS, serving as member of the Board of Trustees from 1999 – 2011. He was a lead donor in the renovation of the Colleges’ boathouse, named in honor of his father, Charles Bozzuto. He was also a participant in the Executive in Residence Program, a regular Reunion volunteer, and took a lead role in supporting the Colleges’ capital campaign. He was recognized by his peers with the 2008 Alumni Citation, which was awarded with gratitude and admiration for his longstanding engagement. To commemorate their 40th wedding anniversary, his wife, Barbara, established the Thomas S. Bozzuto ’68 Endowed Scholarship Fund at the Colleges.