Gerald "Jerry" Giovaniello

SVP and Chief Lobbyist, NAR

Overall Rank: 40
Category: Trade Association/MLS
Category Rank: 6

As long-time senior vice president and chief lobbyist at NAR, Giovaniello wields significant influence in the large trade group’s public policy initiatives. He has served as NAR’s chief lobbyist since 2001 and manages the association's government affairs staff in Washington, D.C. He directly lobbies congress members from California, Washington, Nevada, Hawaii and Oregon.

Prior to joining NAR in 1981, Giovaniello served as chief of staff for two California congressmen: Jerry Pettis (R) and Jim Lloyd (D). He has also taught political science and worked as a policy analyst and writer for the National Journal. Giovaniello received his B.A. in history from New York University and served as an officer in Vietnam.