Michael A. Fiore - Top 100 People of 2016 by PA Business Central

Original Article by Pennsylvania Business Central

Year after year, it has been Pennsylvania Business Central’s honor to celebrate the top 100 people in business and economic development who have learned through failures and successes how to develop both their organizations and communities.

To gain insight into how these industry leaders have learned through experience, we asked each one to name a mistake they have made in the past and how they have learned from it. How each selectee reacted to the mistakes in the past reveals how important real-life experience is to developing both the acumen and wherewithal to make it in business. It is our hope that after reading the profiles, you will realize that people are not defined by their mistakes nearly as much as by their ability to recover and learn from them.

To see how they would like to apply their expertise to their community, we asked each selectee what they believe the hidden potential of their community is and how they will help to realize it. Pennsylvania is made up of hard-working communities and we believe that the Commonwealth will continue to grow with the leadership exemplified in this edition.

Our editorial team once again had hundreds of nominations to select from to form this year’s list. Narrowing the total number of nominees down to 100 proved to be as difficult as ever.

We hope that the final list represents corporations and organizations large and small while also covering every region of our readership. Readers will see that whether you are a small tech company in Centre County or a paper manufacturer in Lewistown, there are always ways to excel in your field and help your community grow.

Now that this latest edition of Top 100 People is finalized, Pennsylvania Business Central is moving on to finalizing the list of Top 100 Organizations, which will be published in February.


Michael A. Fiore, President and CEO of Leonard S. Fiore, Inc.

Michael A. Fiore recently took on the role of president and CEO of Leonard S. Fiore, Inc., a family-owned construction company out of Altoona, Pa. He has worked for the company full-time since 1982.

Prior to his new role, Fiore served as the company’s executive vice president for thirteen years.

Fiore is also a founding member of Fiore Brothers Inc., a company that owns and leases equipment and heavy machinery to Leonard S. Fiore Inc. and other companies throughout central Pa. Fiore Brothers Management oversees Leonard S. Fiore Inc., Fiore Brothers Inc., and various family-owned real estate and development companies.

Fiore and other family leaders also founded Operation: Our Town (OOT), an initiative that facilitates partnerships between the community and area businesses to fight drug abuse by giving law enforcement the tools they need to prevent drug crime, assisting the community in getting treatment to those who need it, and also by educating the youth about prevention.

“The hidden potential of our community lies in each person who invests time and money into helping others in their community,” Fiore said. “For OOT, we focus on childhood programs to keep kids off the streets. We also offer grants for community projects that enhance our neighborhoods, strengthen family dynamics, and keep people safe. All of these projects require volunteers and area business involvement.”

Michael A. currently resides in Hollidaysburg, Pa. with his wife, Barbara. They have three sons, Maurio and wife, Lauren, Leonard III and Nicholas, and one granddaughter, Marlo.

In his spare time, Fiore enjoys volunteering to support multiple community organizations and his church.