William J. Rizzetta, President
Bill Rizzetta is the founder and President of Rizzetta & Company and is responsible for the overall operation of the firm. He has over 30 years of management and financial administration experience in both the public and private sectors. Since establishment, the firm has provided the services necessary to: establish and manage over 125 Community Developments Districts throughout the State of Florida; issue nearly $3.5 Billion in bonds in over 250 separate transactions and manage over 170 Homeowners Associations.
He was employed by Tampa Electric Company as the manager of planning and financial administration for the Information Technology departments from 1979 to 1986 and by the Hillsborough County Planning Commission as a Systems Coordinator from 1975 to 1979.
He attended the University of South Florida and was awarded a bachelor’s degree from the College of Engineering in 1975 and a master’s degree in Business Administration in 1978. He has been a realtor licensed by the State of Florida since 1998.
He has been qualified as an expert witness and provided testimony in: bond validation hearings in circuit court; administrative hearings conducted by the State of Florida, local public hearings required for establishment of CDD’s and the levy of special assessments and litigation regarding impact fee assessments.
He has placed substantial emphasis on participation in industry relevant organizations including Urban Land Institute (ULI), Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA), Community Associations Institute (CAI), Association of Florida Community Developers (AFCD) and Florida Association of Special Districts (FASD). The firm is also an active member of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Sheriffs Association.
He has emphasized the importance of community involvement by financially supporting a variety of organizations including The Spring, Joshua House, Meals on Wheels, Athletes & Causes, Tampa Bay Heroes and the Shriners. In addition, he has encouraged and supported employee involvement in projects such as Paint your Heart out Tampa, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Angel Tree and Metropolitan Ministries. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Jason Ackerman Foundation.