Andy Aziz, president and CEO of Payzone LLC, a regional payroll service bureau, has been nominated chairman of of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Confirmation is expected at the June 16 annual meeting and reception, to take place at the Delamar, Southport on June 16.

"With more than 29 years of experience in corporate banking operations and management, he is more than qualified to help lead the chamber in the coming term," said Patricia L. Ritchie, president and CEO of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce.

Aziz was vice president of global banking operations for Broker Processing Service Inc. (BPS). He joined BPS in April 2005 to lead the company's business operations. At that time he was responsible for directing the day-to-day business of BPS's banking and compliance operations, partner services management, and was charged with leading a qualified team to employ industry standard practices. This included accurately processing daily transactional business, adhering to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance policies and supporting sales and customer service for partners and subscribers. Aziz currently serves as secretary to the company's board of directors.

Prior to joining BPS, his career included leadership positions at start-up organizations for bill payment and check processing companies, to operational roles at well-established enterprise banks in New York. He served as director of banking at American Payment Systems, ACH/billing manager at Engyro Inc., processing team leader at Heller Financial Inc., treasurer at Chase Manhattan Bank, operations officer at Chemical Bank and Union Trust, and other managerial and supervisory roles for back office banking operations.

Most recently, Aziz was director of banking for CheckFree, formally American Payment Systems, where he consulted for the development of an electronic transaction system. He was responsible for establishing the company's first online imaging platform.

Aziz joined the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2008. In 2009, he was vice chairman, which led to his position as in-coming chairman of the board.

He holds a bachelor's of science degree in economics from Ein Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, and has attended Norwalk Community College and the University of Bridgeport for additional studies. He is fluent in French, Spanish and Arabic.