John G. Vonglis
Director | Senior Advisor to the Chairman and CEO, GAMCO Investors, Inc.
John Vonglis is a senior advisor to GAMCO Investors, Inc. Prior to this, he served as the Senate confirmed Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Department of Energy. Concurrently, John was appointed by the President as acting Director of the Energy department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E). He served also as Chief Risk Officer. John’s international business experiences, from analyst to CFO and COO, include positions within aerospace/defense, management consulting, energy, high-technology, telecommunications, and alternative investments. From 2002 – 2009, John served at the Department of Defense in a series of positions, culminating as acting Assistant Air Force Secretary (CFO). Additionally, he performed the duties of the Under Secretary, as the first Chief Management Officer of the Air Force. In 2000, Mr. Vonglis was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives. He holds BS and MBA degrees from Fordham University, and an MIPP degree from The Johns Hopkins University (SAIS). John is a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. In addition to his operational assignments, he has lectured at the U.S. Military Academy and advised the Army Cyber Institute at West Point.