Paul J. RizzoPaul Rizzo was IBM's vice chairman of the board in the 1980s.

The following is the text of a corporate biography published in March 1985.


Paul J. Rizzo, IBM vice chairman of the board of directors, joined the company in 1958. Mr. Rizzo is a member of IBM's Corporate Management Board, Policy Committee and Business Operations Committee. In addition, he is responsible as review executive for IBM's marketing and service units.

He became vice president of corporate finance and planning in 1970, was elected to the board of directors in 1972 and was named senior vice president in 1974. He was elected vice chairman of the board in February 1983.

Mr. Rizzo is a director of Burlington Industries, Inc., Johnson and Johnson, The Business Council of New York State and NACME. He is also a trustee of Hollins College, Hollins, Virginia. Mr. Rizzo serves on the board of directors of United Way of Tri-State.

He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.