Our April Limelight feature focuses on new board member, Rocco Zegalia. We sat down with Rocco to learn more about him and why he chose to volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley.

Rocco is currently the Director of Sales at TWG Security.

Position(s) with BBBSLV:

Board Member and Golf for Kids’ Sake Committee Member

What drew you to volunteer with BBBSLV?

My parents divorced when I was about nine years old. We moved away to Florida and my mom got me involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program down in Tampa when I was around 11 or 12. Having a Big Brother really helped me at a tough time in my life and I always knew I wanted to give back in some way. I started out by helping to plan the annual Golf For Kids Sake outing, and just recently, was asked to serve on the board.

What/Who inspires you or keeps you motivated?

I would say my wife, Lynn is my biggest supporter and motivator. Also, staying involved in the community keeps me motivated and always looking for ways to help in any way I can.

Who is one mentor who made an impact on your life and how?

I have had a few mentors in my life along the way, from football coaches, to military leadership, to my professional career, but one person who really stands out is my GM from my billboard days at Adams Outdoor. Tony Cioffi really taught me a lot about being a professional, about my craft which is sales and about treating people with respect. Also, I always saw how involved Tony was with the community and charitable organizations and I feel a lot of what I do stems from what I saw in him.

Do you volunteer anywhere else, or are you involved with other community organizations?

I am actively involved in the Veteran Community in the Lehigh Valley and I also serve on the Executive Board of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

In a few words, describe volunteering with BBBSLV.

Working with BBBSLV really gives me a sense of pride in giving back to an organization and a community that has given so much to me.