Steven Nardizzi, Esq.
Steve helped found Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) in 2003 and currently serves as executive director, overseeing all aspects of the organization. Before being promoted to executive director in 2009, Steve served as WWP’s deputy executive director for operations.
For more than 10 years prior to joining WWP, Steve worked as an attorney representing disabled veterans for several veterans service organizations. He spent nine years with the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association (EPVA), rising through successively greater responsibilities to become director of EPVA’s benefits service department and subsequently the organization’s associate executive director of member services.
Steve radiates enthusiasm about his work with veterans. “From the beginning, it’s been my great privilege to serve the men and women who serve the cause of freedom,” he says. “But working with Wounded Warrior Project is truly special. Every WWP program zeroes right in on the needs of the most seriously wounded service members as they come home from the battlefield. WWP programs have life-changing potential, and my work keeps those programs in operation. To be part of this mission is not only an honor, it’s genuinely exciting.”
A Richardson Scholar, Steve graduated from the Brooklyn Law School and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1997 and the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in 1999. He attended New York University, where he was a Trustee Scholar, and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1993.
Steve is originally from New York, and currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with his lovely wife, Nikki.