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George Gigicos
White House Scheduling and Advance Director
In office
January 20, 2017 – July 31, 2017
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Chase Cushman
Succeeded by Jordan Karem (Acting)
Personal details
Political party Republican
Alma mater Birmingham–Southern College

George Gigicos is an American campaign consultant who specializes in advance representation for Republican politicians. He served as White House Scheduling and Advance Director[1] from the beginning of Donald Trump's presidency until July 31, 2017.[2][3]


Gigicos is of Greek descent and has ancestry from Kalamata. He studied at Birmingham–Southern College in Alabama, graduating in 1990. Gigicos worked in advance planning for the United States Department of the Treasury under President George H. W. Bush and later worked as an event planner at the Orange County Convention Center in Florida. He founded a communications firm known as the Telion Corporation in 1999, and also worked for the Republican campaigns of George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney.[4]

Trump Administration[edit]

In December 2016, Politico reported that Gigicos was one of Trump's campaign staffers being considered for a staff role in the Trump administration. The site reported that Gigicos was likely to be appointed as the director of White House advance. Trump appointed him as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Advance on January 5, 2017.[5] He served in the Trump Administration until July 31, 2017.[2] Trump's anger at the perceived small crowd at a rally in Phoenix Convention Center lead the President to promise Gigicos that he would never again manage a Trump rally.[3]


  1. ^ "Trump adds vice chairs to transition team, including several women". POLITICO. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b Gray, Noah (August 2, 2017). "Longtime Trump advance man leaves administration". CNN. Retrieved August 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Jacobs, Jennifer; Cirilli, Kevin (August 28, 2017). "Trump Punishes Longtime Aide After Angry Phoenix Speech, Sources Say". Bloomberg News. Archived from the original on August 29, 2017. 
  4. ^ Chrysopoulos, Philip (January 5, 2017). "Donald Trump Appoints Greek-American George Gigicos Deputy Assistant to the President". Greek Reporter. Retrieved April 26, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Trump close to building out senior White House team". POLITICO. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 


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