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Peter Zwart is a second generation native of Pasadena, Calif. Born and raised in the City of Roses, he attended both public and private schools. With a graphic arts and packaging background, Peter is employed as a print production manager for The Walt Disney Co., where he has worked for the last 25 years. In addition to his work, he has enjoyed many positions with the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. One year, while volunteering on the parade’s Judging Committee, he became acquainted with Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong and has since become more involved with the university.
Peter and his wife of 26 years, Anne, have a strong relationship with Cal Poly. Anne graduated from Cal Poly Pomona’s School of Business Administration, and they are the proud parents of five fabulous children. Sarah graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a master’s degree in integrated technology management. She met her husband, Davis Carlin, while attending Cal Poly. He also graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering. Daughter Molly graduated in 2015 from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in hospitality management. Their son, Peter Jr. just completed his second year at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, as a business administration major. Michael just completed his grammar school education and will start Providence High School in the fall. Julianna will enter fifth grade at Holy Family School in South Pasadena, marking the Zwart Family’s 21st consecutive year of having a child at that school. The entire Zwart family firmly believes in the Learn by Doing philosophy.
In his spare time, Peter enjoys gardening and cheering his children on at their various sporting events. One day, sooner rather than later, he and Anne hope to make the Central Coast their home.
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