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Diplomacy Behind the Scenes, Presidential Protocol. Hosted by the WorldDenver Young Professionals

  • 24 Aug 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 1031 33rd St. Denver, CO 80205

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2016 Election Series



Andrew Ciafardini

Former Assistant Chief of Protocol, U.S. Department of State





Wednesday, August 24th

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Posner Center for International Development

1031 33rd St. Denver, CO 80205



$7 WorldDenver Members

$12 Non Members


*Free parking in Posner Center lot*



About Andrew Ciafardini


Andrew D. Ciafardini is Vice President of Corporate Communications for Vantiv (NYSE: VNTV). 


Prior to his private sector work, Ciafardini dedicated his career to public service in both the legislative and executive branches of government. While serving in Washington from 2001 until 2008, Ciafardini served in numerous leadership roles including as Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House. In this role, Ciafardini served as the President’s liaison to state legislators across the nation and was responsible for ensuring their priorities were considered during White House policy discussions.


Earlier, Ciafardini worked as Government-to-Citizen Portfolio Manager at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) where he directed government-wide strategies for improving the public's access to federal information and services through the use of information technology. In this role, Ciafardini helped bring accountability and transparency to government programs by leveraging technology.


Prior to OMB, Ciafardini was appointed as Assistant Chief of Protocol at the U.S. Department of State and served under the leadership of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He traveled to over 30 countries and was responsible for coordinating the visits of world leaders to the United States for meetings with the President, Vice President, Secretary of State, and other senior government officials.


Upon returning to Ohio in 2008, Ciafardini helped lay the initial groundwork for Senator Portman’s successful election to the U.S. Senate. Later in the year, Ciafardini was asked by Speaker Husted to fulfill the remainder of Jim Raussen’s term as State Representative for the 28th District.  During this short stint in the Statehouse, he voted to protect and advocate for the interests of his constituents.


Ciafardini holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from George Mason University and an Associates of Science Degree in Business Administration from Northern Virginia Community College.





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