As a lobbyist, Giorgio has worked on several successful procurement projects, including the New York State Prescription Drug Program, valued at $1 billion per year, and the New York State Mental Health Contract, valued at $120 million per year. He spearheaded efforts leading to the deregulation of the cellular telephone industry, and secured $20 million for a soccer stadium in Rochester, New York, and for a project with the New York Botanical Gardens.
Prior to joining Bolton-St. Johns, Giorgio was Legislative and Political Director for the 55,000-member Public Employees Federation (PEF). While at PEF, he handled contract negotiations for the union and restructured the PEF PAC. He was the union liaison to the AFL-CIO and the Public Employees Conference. During his tenure, Giorgio was responsible for numerous improvements to the state pension system, including reform bills that allowed Tier 2-4 members to retire at age 55 with 30 years of service without penalty.
Giorgio began his career with the United Auto Workers (UAW), working as a political and union organizer and later served as District Director for Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, where he was responsible for developing and implementing outreach plans with elected officials, labor unions, and constituents.more » « less