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George Chieffo

Senior Program Manager, Professional Education

  • Profile

    George Chieffo is a Senior Program Manager at the School of Professional & Continuing Studies (SPCS), where he manages noncredit and professional development programs.

    Originally from Brooklyn, NY, George earned a B.A. in Political Science and M.A. in Elections and Campaign Management from Fordham University. He worked for President Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign before moving to Virginia where he joined Terry McAuliffe's campaign for Governor. Following the election George was appointed by the Governor to work in environmental and conservation policy under the Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources. Since the end of the McAuliffe administration, George has worked as a Political Consultant in Richmond and Program Specialist for the Political Campaign Management Professional Certificate Program at SPCS.

    • Professional Experience

      Principal (2019-Present)
      Public Mandate LLC


      Program Specialist (2018-Present)
      Political Campaign Management Professional Certificate, University of Richmond


      Confidential Assistant for Policy (2014-2018)
      Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Richmond


      Operations Coordinator (2013-2014)
      Terry McAuliffe Inaugural Committee, Arlington, Va.

    • Certifications

      Emerging Leaders Program, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, University of Virginia, 2017