2012 - Present
Apr 2010 - 2012
Vice President and General Manager
May 2004 - Apr 2010
Senior Vice President
Jul 2001 - Oct 2004
Group Vice President
Jan 1997 - Jan 1998
Harvard Business School
Jan 1980 - Jan 1982
University of Central Florida
Throughout his life and career, information technology executive Steve Kedzior has maintained involvement in a vast array of professional and personal endeavors, emphasizing an equal commitment to community stewardship and excellence in sales and business development. Based in the greater Phoenix area, Mr. Kedzior plays an integral role in the management of several philanthropic organizations in his home state and beyond, offering underserved individuals and families material and spiritual aid. A longtime donor to Goodwill Industries International, Steve Kedzior currently sits on Goodwill of Central Arizona’s Board of Directors, which provides employment placement and other essential services to residents in and around the region. Over the years, Mr. Kedzior has also served as President of Citrus Civitan, sat on the Board of Directors for Freedom Is Not Free, and offered his insight to advisory councils for several offices of emergency management. A member of Cornerstone Chandler as well, Steve Kedzior contributes to the Arizona church’s extensive community outreach efforts. At present, Mr. Kedzior serves as Vice President and General Manager of Avnet, Inc., a Fortune 500 electronics distribution firm headquartered in Phoenix. Part of the Avnet team since 2010, Steve Kedzior brings an impressive professional background to his work, along with more than two decades of senior executive experience in the technology sector. Previously, Mr. Kedzior held such roles as Senior Vice President of Sales and Services for Insight Enterprises, Group Vice President at Keane, U.S. Vice President of IT Outsourcing with SARCOM, Chief Executive Officer of O/E Systems, Inc., and Group Vice President of MicroAge. Educated at Harvard Business School and the University of Central Florida, Steve Kedzior completed an Executive Leadership program and his B.S.B.A. at these institutions, respectively.
Charitable Activities: Goodwill Board Member, Citrus Civitan President, Cornerstone Church in Chandler, Homeless, disadvantaged children and special needs children.
Fishing: An avid fisherman primarily the fresh and salt waters of Florida.
Camping: Grew up camping and fishing in Florida in places such as Ocala National Forest and the swamps of the Florida Everglades. Have also camped in the deserts and mountains of Arizona such as Sedona, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon and the Mogollon Rim.
Football: Favorite college team is Florida State. Pro: Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals Soccer: Was all conference in High school and went to Tri- State University in Indiana on a soccer scholarship.
Travel: Places I have traveled: Honk Kong, Tokyo Japan, Brussels Belgium, Italy, France, Germany, UK, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain Barcelona and Madrid, Capri, Switzerland and many places in the U.S including Alaska, Hawaii,
Hiking: Enjoy Hiking and mountain biking the mountains and creeks of Arizona such as Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, Superstition Mountains, Grand Canyon, Mogollon rim, Camelback Mountain, and Four Peeks. Olympics: I have always enjoyed the Olympics and have attended three Olympic events. The winter Olympics in Calgary Canada and Albertville France. Also attended the summer Olympics in Atlanta as well as the Goodwill games in Seattle Washington.