Robert F. Armao serves as Chairman of Armao and Company, Inc., an international marketing communications firm with headquarters in New York City, and partner in DMG Global. He represents a broad range of clients including numerous foreign governments, major financial institutions, hospitals, labor organizations, maritime concerns, food services companies, real estate firms, and political candidates both in the US and abroad. A subsidiary company, Godek Communications, is a leader in economic development and tourism for foreign governments and cities. In addition, Mr. Armao has a controlling interest in Armao Energy, Inc.
Previously, Mr. Armao had an illustrious government career. For many years, he served the Hon. Nelson A. Rockefeller as Assistant to the Governor of New York State and as Labor Counsel to the Vice President of the United States. Mr. Armao also served as Executive Officer and Chief of Staff to the United States Secretary of Labor in 1973. In 1978, the Hon. Edward I. Koch, Mayor of New York City, appointed Mr. Armao Chief of Protocol and Commissioner of Public Events, an honorary position responsible for hosting visiting dignitaries to New York City.
During his governmental career Mr. Armao served as Chairman of the Board of the New York State Maritime Museum at South Street Seaport, as a member of the New York State Racing Commission Advisory Board and the New York State Public Health Council. Mr. Armao’s charitable endeavors include membership on the Board of the Cabrini Medical Center, Patron of the Metropolitan Opera, the Girls Club of New York and the New York Medical College at Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospital.