John Del Giorno
John Del Giorno is the Vice President of State Government Affairs at GlaxoSmithKline. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is an international pharmaceutical giant headquartered in Britain. GSK traces its heritage back to a London pharmacy established in 1715. Various entities, including Burroughs Wellcome & Company, Smith-Kline & French Laboratories and Glaxo Laboratories merged to form GSK.  GSK is one of the top five drug firms in the world.
Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council
Del Giorno also represents GlaxoSmithKline on the Private Enterprise Board of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. He has been a member of the Private Enterprise Board since at least early 1999, when he was listed on ALEC's 1998 Form 990.
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Related SourceWatch articles
- LinkedIn, "John Del Giorno," business profile, accessed July 7, 2011
- Our History, GlaxoSmithKline, accessed February 2009
- American Legislative Exchange Council, Private Enterprise Board, organizational website, accessed July 8, 2011
- American Legislative Exchange Council, 1998 Form 990, form filed with the IRS and available via Guidestar.org, May 14, 1999
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