FCW Insider: Federal program management community loses a giant
John Gioia, a co-founder of program management consulting firm
Robbins-Gioia, passed away Dec. 26. Gioia had stepped down from his
active leadership of the in 2002, when Jim Leto became president and
chief executive officer.
Gioia, a retired Air Force colonel, co-founded the firm in 1980 with
retired Air Force Maj. Jack Robbins. First operating out of Gioia's
house with eight employees, the firm grew into one of the most
prominent consulting firms in the Washington D.C. area, with hundreds
Robert Guerra, co-founded of the Guerra, Kiviat consulting firm, said Gioia's death is a significant loss.
"Where many have their individual affects on parts of our community,
John was impactful in that he set a level of excellence in helping
others to enjoy success, and not just in his company," Guerra said. "I
was fortunate to be able to call John a friend in spite of not being
able to spend much time with him and Patty in recent days. For those
of us fortunate enough to have gotten to know John, we’ll all have a
John Gioia story or two to share. Whether it was his successful
military career, his leadership as a business person, or as a wonderful
family man with a heart of gold, John set an example for all of us to
emulate, and did it with a style uniquely his."
Our condolences go out to Gioia's family, business associates and many friends.
Posted by Michael Hardy on Dec 30, 2008 at 12:18 PM