Jerry Giovaniello, NAR Senior Vice President & Chief Lobbyist, gives a outlines NAR's legislative priorities at the 2014 NAR Leadership Summit.
Jerry manages the association’s government affairs staff of approximately 40 people in Washington, D.C. He also serves as NAR’s lobbyist for members of Congress from California, Washington, Nevada, Hawaii and Oregon. Before joining NAR in 1981, Giovaniello was chief of staff for two members of Congress from California -- Rep. Jerry Pettis, R-Calif., 1972-1976, and Rep. Jim Lloyd, D-Calif., 1976-1981. During those nine years, Giovaniello taught political science for the Washington, D.C. Semester Program of The Claremont Colleges, Claremont, Calif. Prior to his Capitol Hill experience, Giovaniello was a policy analyst and writer for National Journal, a weekly magazine covering the federal government and public policy issues.