Nicholas E. Calio

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Prior to becoming Citigroup's Senior Vice President for Global Government Affairs, [responsible for the company's government affairs globally, including U.S. Federal government relations, U.S. State government relations and international government relations], Nicholas E. Calio "served President George W. Bush as Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs from January 2001 to January 2003." [1]

"As the President's principal liaison to Congress, Mr. Calio worked closely with the leadership and members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives and had the primary responsibility for formulating and implementing White House strategy on all legislative issues. He held the same position during the Administration of President George H.W. Bush." [2] [3]

"Prior to joining the current Bush Administration, Mr. Calio was a partner at O'Brien & Calio, a law and lobbying firm he co-founded in 1993. A 1998 'Fortune' magazine survey of Members of Congress, Congressional staff, Administration staff, and Washington lobbyists rated the firm as one of 'the ten most powerful' in Washington. Mr. Calio started the firm after leaving the first Bush Administration, during which he also served as Deputy Assistant to the President in charge of relations with the House of Representatives" (1989-1991). [4] [5]

In 1991, he was Vice President of The Duberstein Group, Inc., a legislative consulting firm; Senior Vice President of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, a major business trade association (1984-1989); Of Counsel with the law firm of Santarelli & Bond (1981-1984); Of Counsel to the law firm of Santarelli and Gimer (1978-1981) and, simultaneously, Litigation Counsel for the Washington Legal Foundation (1981-1984). [6] [7]

Calio was born January 10, 1953, in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University (B.A. 1975) and the Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D. 1978). He has been active in the last six presidential campaigns and in Republican Party politics in general." [8] [9]

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