Deputy assistant to Donald Trump
George Gigicos will be the deputy assistant to the president and director of Advance in January 20th, 2017. He was Donald Trump’s director of advance operations and was one of the first associates in Donald Trump’s team. His company, Telion Corp, is a comprehensive, event based communications firm specializing in event management and design, public relations, media affairs and advance operations.
He has origins from Kalamata, Greece. He received his B.Sc. in Business Administration and Marketing from Birmingham-Southern College in 1990.
From 1996, he began working as an Event Manager at Orange County Convention Center. He continued working there until 1999.
In January 1999, G. Gigicos founded and became president of Telion Corp. The company associated with political and religious entities, associations, corporations and with the government to successfully assist in the management of theirconferences, meetings, incentive programs and special events. The company’s expertise in communication strategies, crisis management, VIP and political advance operations and logistical support further assists their clients in being relevant. The company’s motto is “Anytime – Anywhere…..Providing World Wide Service”. He still holds this position.
His company was the representative of one of the world’s leading integrated oil and gas companies, BP, during the accident of the drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, at the Gulf of Mexico. He also organized the trip of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I and the Pope to Jerusalem in 2014, an experience he will never forget as he mentioned in an interview.
From June 2001 until January 2009, he was the Lead Advance Representative of the White House during George W. Bush presidency. For the period 2006-2008 he was the Lead Advance Representative of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He was also the Lead Advance Representative and Consultant of the presidential campaigns of McCain-Palin in 2008 and of Mitt Romney in 2012. In 2015, G. Gigicos was the Director of Advance and Operations of the presidential campaign of the newly elected President of the United States, Donald Trump.
George Gigicos holds strong ties with the Greek community and he is behind of many donations to Archbishopric’s institutes.