Bill is the CEO of Advance Beverage Company, a local family owned beer & beverage distribution company. He has two grown children and five grandchildren. His son works with me in the family business and his daughter is a stay at home mom after working as a teacher for several years. Currently, Bill serves on the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fresno as Vice-Chair. He is deeply passionate about the plight of the homeless and the hungry within his community. His family has established the Lazzerini Family Foundation and is currently working on a number of projects to address improving the lives of those in need. Bill also serves on the Board of Directors of Recycling Lives, a local nonprofit working to assist the homeless and unemployed through recycling glass. He has resided in Bakersfield, California since 1975 and is an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Bakersfield.
Dr. Bryant (ABC) Orjiako
ABC Orjiako is the Chairman and co-founder of SEPLAT, a leading Nigerian independent oil and gas company listed on the London and Nigerian stock exchanges with a strategic focus in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. He also has other business interests in construction, real estate development, pharmaceuticals and shipping where he acts as the director and chairman.
He went into full-time business after eleven years of active medical practice as a trained General Surgeon and has since established and managed various companies in the upstream, downstream and service sectors of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. In 2006, he completed the OPM program of the Harvard Business School.
In 2003, he was bestowed a Knighthood of the Order of St. Gregory the Great (KSGG) by Pope John Paul II in recognition of his services to humanity. He remains active in church societies and service.
Consolidating his firm commitment to philanthropy, he founded the Daniel Orjiako Memorial Foundation (‘‘DOMF’’) in 1996 in honour of his late father, Chief Daniel O. Orjiako. Since inception, the DOMF has executed numerous programmes in rural Nigerian communities in education, healthcare services and economic empowerment through agriculture aimed at providing welfare and breaking the poverty cycle.
Dr. Orjiako has won numerous business and religious awards. He is happily married to Mrs. Henrietta Orjiako and blessed with four children.
TOM WENZEL currently serves as the Director of Marketing for EWTN Global Catholic Network. In this position, he is responsible for expanding EWTN's distribution, overseeing the volunteer activities of EWTN Media Missionaries and managing relationships with dioceses and media affiliates carrying EWTN in North America. In addition to his duties at EWTN, he is one of the founding board members of AM 1260 The Rock – Cleveland Catholic Radio which launched in 2014 as EWTN’s 300th domestic radio affiliate. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Tom resides in suburban Cleveland with his wife Carole and has two grown children and a grandchild.