David Calzi has been appointed new CEO of St. Vincent de Paul Louisville. An experienced business and civic leader, Calzi will succeed Ed Wnorowski and assume responsibilities on January 10, 2022. Wnorowski, who is retiring to spend more time with family, will help during the transition.
Calzi has spent nearly four decades at two of the world’s largest accounting and consulting firms and has most recently served as Director of Industry Partnerships for the University of Louisville.
“Ed [Wnorowski]’s dedication, passion for and leadership of SVDP during his tenure have been invaluable,” said Carleen Herde, Chair of the SVDP Board of Directors and a member of the Board’s search committee. “We were looking for someone who would bring that to SVDP. We have found that in Dave. His engagement and leadership in the community and the Archdiocese of Louisville have been significant. His passion and dedication to serving others made him a perfect fit.”
While at UofL, Calzi worked to connect industry with the university, helping them find talent, solve problems, and grow through research and innovation. Calzi said he’s proud of the work accomplished while at UofL and looks forward to making connections in his new role, all in service of the community he calls home.
“UofL is an amazing institution, and I’ve loved working to build those relationships. It has been an honor to be of service at UofL,” Calzi said. “I’m looking forward to doing the same at SVDP. This new role and the work SVDP does are a ‘calling’ for me, and I can’t wait to build even stronger relationships between our organization, our partners and the community we serve.”
Calzi received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky, became a CPA, working in accounting and consulting for nearly four decades, including both EY and Andersen. He was managing partner at the EY Louisville office serving organizations across the Commonwealth, the US and globally. Calzi is very involved in the community, currently serving or having served on numerous boards, including the Catholic Education Foundation, Community Foundation of Louisville, Endeavor Louisville, Evolve 502, Greater Louisville Inc., Leadership Louisville, the Muhammad Ali Center and others.