Gary Fazzino was named vice president of Government Affairs at Applied Materials, Inc., in July 2009 and is responsible for overseeing all of the Company's global government relations programs
Prior to joining Applied Materials, Fazzino most recently served as Hewlett-Packard's vice president of Government and Public Affairs from May 2000 to June 2009, where he was responsible for shaping public policies and building relationships worldwide with government officials, community leaders, non-governmental organizations and business partners to advance HP's interests. Over the years, Fazzino has held a number of positions with increasing responsibilities at HP, including Northwest Public Affairs manager, State Government Affairs manager and director of Federal Public Policy in Washington, D.C.
Fazzino served as Mayor of Palo Alto for two terms and was elected to the Palo Alto City Council five times. From 1996-1998, he served as the first president of the Technology Network, a national public policy and political organization, and also served as chairman of the Santa Clara County Transportation Authority from 1992 to 1995. Fazzino is actively involved in the community and currently serves on several boards, including the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the Coro Foundation, Junior Statesmen Foundation, San Jose Sports Authority, and the Eben Tisdale Fellowship Fund.
Fazzino holds a bachelor of arts degree in religious studies from Stanford University, a master of arts in public policy from Occidental College, and a master of business administration from the University of Washington.