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Leo A. Vecellio, Jr.

Leo A. Vecellio

Executive Committee

Leo A. Vecellio, Jr. is chairman, president, and CEO of Vecellio Group, Inc. He joined the family-owned Vecellio & Grogan in 1973, with degrees in civil engineering and construction management from Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech, and four years of US Air Force active duty. He spurred the company’s growth and expansion into new markets and industries, making Vecellio Group a top contractor with extensive heavy/highway construction, mining, and petroleum operations. Mr. Vecellio is a founder of Floridians for Better Transportation, serves on Florida’s Council of 100, and is active in the Florida Transportation Builders Association. He is past chairman of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, and he previously chaired its Transportation Development Foundation. Mr. Vecellio is a member of Virginia Tech’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni and Academy of Engineering Excellence, Georgia Tech’s Hall of Fame and Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni, and West Virginia Academy of Civil Engineers.  He is a member of the National Academy of Construction, member of the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame, member of the Top 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in Florida, 2018 and 2019, and a member of the Living Legends in 2019. He and wife, Kathryn, are active in numerous philanthropic endeavors as well. The Vecellio Family Foundation has provided millions in college scholarships and helps support numerous other educational, civic and charitable organizations. The couple’s two sons, Christopher and Michael, the fourth generation in the family business, also reside in Palm Beach.

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