Richard Fiesta - Executive Director

Richard Fiesta is the Executive Director at the Alliance for Retired Americans.  The Alliance is a 4 million member organization that works to create an America that protects the health and economic security of retirees and older Americans by rewarding work, strengthening families and building thriving communities.  Members are retired union members as well as members of communities-based organizations.  Key issues for the Alliance the financial stability of the Social Security and Medicare systems, and other key retiree issues such as pension protections and long term care.

Mr. Fiesta has been the Executive Director at the Alliance since December 2013.  Previously he had been the Alliance Director of Government and Political Affairs since 2001.  He served in the Clinton Administration in congressional and public affairs positions at the Departments of Labor and the Interior and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.  He worked in Congress as counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Labor Standards, as legislative counsel to Senator Harris Wofford (D-PA), and as communications director to Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD).  He has also practiced law specializing in labor and retirement issues.  He received his bachelors, masters and law degrees from Georgetown University and pursued advanced study in American legal history at the University of Virginia.