Tony Yezzi was born in Albany, N.Y., in 1952 and grew up in Loudonville, N.Y. He graduated from Shaker High School in 1970 where he played football and was on the track team. He went on to receive a B.S. degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University in 1974 and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. That same year he went to work for Hewitt Associates Inc., now AON, in Chica-go where he worked as a pension actuary and later retired in 2015. Tony and his wife Jane live in Darien and have two adult children. He is a member of the Society of Actuaries and enjoys golf, bowling, sports and the theater.