He is further considered an expert in cause marketing and is credited with the creation of revolutionary concepts to generate support for many not for profit organizations such as the Points of Light Foundation which was started and chaired by President Bush (41). Working with a large communications firm he created the first "affinity credit card" to support over 20 not for profit organizations. This program achieved distribution of over 10 million credit cards in its first three months.
Mr. Capozzi began his corporate career at American Airlines. During his eight years with American he was promoted eight times and finished as a director in their corporate headquarters marketing group. Mr. Capozzi then became an officer for a division of Midland Bank based in London. Over the next five years he was promoted five times, ultimately running a North America division. . He is credited with growing that business 500% during his management.
Mr. Capozzi has served on the boards of various organizations, corporations and colleges, such as the board of the Business School at Fairfield University for eight years and also the board of the Enterprise Center at Yale University. He served for six years on the board of Greens Farms Academy, a K-12 private school in Westport, CT. He has also served as a board member of the National Peace Garden Foundation, chaired by former President George Bush (41). Currently he is on the boards of several corporations and organizations to support children and minorities at risk.
For 14 years he held a position on the board of Operation Independence, also known as BNI (Business Network Israel), a joint venture between the Government of Israel and the U.S. Government dedicated to helping Israel become economically independent. He was a member of the Organizing Committee of the highly successful Presidents' Summit for America's Future which was chaired by Former Secretary Colin Powell. This event evolved into the organization now called America's Promise.
Mr. Capozzi joined former United States Surgeon General C. Everett Koop and funded the World Organization For Science and Health, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that wrote the marketing plan for the Smoke Free Society campaign for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He appeared on The Today Show and Good Morning America to promote that campaign. He also conceived and funded the Shape Up America campaign for Dr. Koop which was launched at the White House with Mrs. Hillary Clinton and National TV coverage.
Mr. Capozzi is also an accomplished author having written seven books. His first book, Why Climb the Corporate Ladder When You Can Take the Elevator?, was published by a division of Random House.. His second book was If You Want the Rainbow, You Gotta Put Up With the Rain! Both books chronicle business lessons learned throughout his 13 promotions in 13 years while engaged in corporate America. His book, A Spirit of Greatness; Stories from the Employees of American Airlines, was written at the request of the chairman of American Airlines. Almost 200,000 copies have been sold to date. His book, GET A GRIP!, was written in association with Golf Digest. A SPIRIT OF GOLF: Stories from Those Who Love the Game was written for The PGA of America. His book, Getting It Done, was released as a reference tool for success in business and life. 100% of the royalties from all of his books have been given to scholarship programs for children at-risk. Mr. Capozzi is also credited with the creation of the highly successful Mini-BookSM premium concept, allowing sponsors to give away mini versions of his business books to highly targeted recipients. Over 15 million copies of his work are in distribution.
In addition to his business activities, Mr. Capozzi has been a keynote speaker for various business organizations and universities. He has been interviewed for radio and television about his success, how to be promoted in corporate life, and how to start companies. Mr. Capozzi has appeared on a variety of TV shows including the Today Show and Good Morning America. He was a professional skier and was the youngest Eagle Scout in the history of New York State.