Global Chairman and CEO @ IdeaGen
George brings two decades of experience including appointments for two Presidents of the United States, most recently serving as one of approximately twenty Senior Staff as Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Liaison. George has served in all three branches of the Federal Government and has assisted with the successful confirmation process of two cabinet secretaries.
As Founder and CEO of Ideagen Global, George has also successfully coordinated countless cross-sector strategy and partnerships to provide solutions to many of the world’s most vexing issues. A graduate of Suffolk University Graduate School, Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education and George also serves as Adjunct Faculty at Georgetown University.
Prior to his current role as Ideagen’s Global chairman and CEO, George served as Assistant to the President of the United States and Director of the Office of Public Liaison at the White House. Having served in the Administration of two US Presidents and founded Axela and Ideagen over a decade ago, George has crafted countless successful policy, strategic partnership, global cross-sector collaboration, grassroots and executive communications strategies for members. George has served in all branches of the Federal Government including as Executive, Legislative US Senate Committee Staffer at the Committee on Small Business and Docket Clerk at the US Attorney’s Office.
As Assistant to the President and Director of Public Liaison at the White House, George was an integral part of the White House Senior Staff responsible for leading a team, coordinating engagement with Business Leaders, NGO and Public Sector from across all sectors and issues on behalf of the President and Administration.
George is a frequent speaker at global convenings on a myriad topics. George is Global Chairman and CEO of Ideagen Global LLC, A Global Accelerator where the world’s Global Leaders and CEO’s from companies, NGO’s and public sector convene to develop systemic solutions via catalytic collaboration to solve for x.
Arlington, Virginia is home for George and his family, including his wife Adriana and three children, George, Alexa and Evangelia. George is fluent in Greek and enjoys learning how to play golf.