Stephen J. Zabilski
President and CEO
As President and CEO, Steve Zabilski leads Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust’s mission to enrich health, well-being, and opportunity for the people of Maricopa County. Steve joins Piper Trust as its fourth CEO after providing more than 17 years of dedicated service as a Trustee and member of the Trust’s Investment and Audit Committees.
For the past 25 years, Steve served as CEO of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul—Phoenix Diocesan Council. His talent for bringing people together united myriad Vincentians, volunteers, employees, and donors who collectively advanced the mission and services of St. Vincent de Paul. During his tenure, Steve and his team doubled St. Vincent de Paul’s health clinic space enabling treatment for more people, established dining rooms that serve meals 365 days a year, installed three urban farms that provide food-insecure people with fresh produce daily, and opened a transitional shelter and resource center. Further he helped create an environment where community members can find purpose and joy through meaningful volunteer opportunities. St. Vincent de Paul received a President George H.W. Bush Points of Light Award in 2001 for having one of the most family-friendly volunteer programs in the country.
Prior positions include senior vice president with Transamerica Insurance Group and audit manager for the accounting firm KPMG (formerly Peat Marwick). Steve is a member of the board of trustees of St. Vincent de Paul and Great Hearts Arizona. He is a past member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the FBI Citizen’s Academy and has served as president of the board of trustees of Ville de Marie Academy among several school and parish advisory councils. Steve was honored by Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business with a Colangelo Servant Leadership Award in January 2023.