After growing up in Naples, Carlo F. Zampogna went on to college and law school at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. “I withstood the cold for seven years in the Midwest and then moved back,” he says, appreciating one of the things that makes the area so popular with snowbirds.
1970 Chevrolet C10, Dream Cars of Naples
Community: Now a partner at Woodward, Pires & Lombardo downtown, he mentors two students at Lely High School through the Education Foundation program Take Stock in Children. Zampogna is a board member of the Collier County Bar Association and Grace Place for Children and Families’ Campaign Committee; he also serves on the advisory board of Legal Aid Service of Collier County. He has coached multiple youth soccer programs, including his 4-year-old daughter’s team.
Achievements: Zampogna was involved in getting a bill passed last year in the Florida Legislature to provide appropriate school services for children with hearing loss. “I am committed to helping children with special needs, particularly providing better access to services and opportunities that the law already promises but for whatever reason are still withheld,” he says.
Unique Aspect: An Italian-American who spent childhood summers in Italy with family, Zampogna is thankful for the learning experience. However, he says, “it was uncomfortable being so different—just look at my elementary school photos. All the other kids are wearing typical shorts and T-shirts, and I’m wearing knee-high socks, dress shoes, a jacket and bow-tie in true Italian fashion!”