University of Notre Dame – Bachelor’s Pre-Medicine & English
College of William & Mary – MBA
Jill’s impressive resume comes as a surprise only to those that don’t know her. Voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by her classmates in 2005, Jill recently became the majority owner of TARS Trucking, an affiliate of Value-Added Processing, Inc. (VAP Steel) where she is also the Chief Financial Officer. Keeping the “Steel City” moniker alive in Pittsburgh, VAP Steel is a true family based company. What Jill loves most about her career is that she has the opportunity to work with her brothers, Mark Mazur (SLS ‘07 - President of VAP Steel), and Daniel Mazur (SLS ‘11 - VP of VAP Steel and Director of Sales). “The past 3 years have been filled with countless industry, environmental, and economical challenges for our businesses; but I am proud of the ways we have been able to navigate the very difficult times... persevering, innovating, and adapting to not just succeed, but to grow and thrive.” The culmination of becoming CFO for VAP Steel was preceded by a 10-year career in Healthcare Operations, Consulting, and Finance.
When considering all of her accomplishments, one of the highlights of Jill’s life has actually been an achievement of her sister, Ann (SLS ‘03). In 2020, Jill traveled to Atlanta to watch Ann compete in the Olympic Trials as she participated in the Marathon event. When she’s not running marathons, Ann owns and operates Runners Love Yoga, a successful yoga/running athletic apparel business. Runners Love Yoga offers online yoga at runners love yoga.tv, and you can find additional activewear at relayactive.com.
Not to be outdone by her sister, Jill now competes as an ultramarathon open-water swimmer, since transitioning from her career as a competitive gymnast! Last year, Jill swam 13 miles around the island of Key West (which took about 6 hours). If you plan on spending any time in Bermuda this fall, you can catch Jill circumnavigating the sound of Bermuda! “One of my goals in the next several years is to cross the English Channel.”Oh, one last thing. Jill is also a professional artist. “Work doesn’t allow for much time to paint lately, but someday I will be able to devote more time to this creative passion.” You can find Jill’s art on Instagram, @jillypaintings