Public Relations Chair


Gaston Gianni, Public Relations Chair

I retired from federal service at the end of 2004 after 40 + years. For my first 32 years I served in a variety of audit/evaluation positions with the Government Accountability Office (GAO).  I joined GAO's Senior Executive Service in 1992 and in 1995 was nominated by President Bill Clinton to serve as the first Inspector General (IG) at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Confirmed by the Senate in April 1996, I served in the position for 8 years. During my tenure as IG, I also served as the Vice Chair of the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency. I joined NARFE in July 2003 and served as Woodbridge Chapter 1270 Vice President and Chapter President. In addition to serving as the VFC Public Relations Chair, I am the VFC Congressional Liaison for Virginia’s 1st Congressional District.

As Public Relations Chair, I sit on the VFC Board and work with the other VFC Board members to improve and enhance the VFC for our Chapters and members. The VFC Public Relations Chair’s primary function is SERVICE to NARFE Chapters in Virginia. The three ways we can serve Chapters are: First, provide materials (PR GOODIES) to Chapters to assist in their membership recruitment efforts; Second, to assist Chapters in getting Matching Funds for any projects directed at recruiting new NARFE members; and Third, to be available to visit and speak at Chapter meetings. In addition, the PR Chair supports and participates in VFC and NARFE activities.
I look forward to working with my fellow NARFE members, Chapters, and Area Vice Presidents during the coming months and will do my best to keep you informed of my progress. I appreciate your thoughts, comment and suggestions. My email address is and my phone number is 703-508-4339. Please feel to contact me.