Deputy Bureau Director, Office of Indian Services

Genevieve Giaccardo was appointed the Deputy Bureau Director – Office of Indian Services in the Bureau of Indian Affairs on September 24, 2023. She previously served as the Bureau of Indian Affairs Chief of Staff in the Office of the Director beginning in April 2018, where she provided leadership support and coordination for a broad range of national and agency activities. She joined the BIA from the Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Wildland Fire, where she coordinated the national federal inter-agency wildland fire management program communications beginning in January 2017. From August 2013 through December 2016, she served as a Senior Advisor-Tribal Relations with the DOI Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations, supporting the implementation of the Cobell Settlement between federal and Tribal partners on data exchange and outreach initiatives. She has also supported the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, Indian Education Study Group’s Bureau of Indian Education evaluation and reorganization in 2015. She began her federal career in July 2011, assisting the then acting Special Trustee in the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians, and has contributed to several departmental special projects, most notably the Trust Administration System Assessment for the Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform. Prior to federal service, she worked for over 15 years with Tribal, state, and local governments and organizations on comprehensive and strategic planning initiatives. A Tribal member of the Pueblo of San Felipe in New Mexico, she holds a BA in English, and a Master of Community and Regional Planning: Physical Planning/Inter-cultural Communication from the University of New Mexico. Giaccardo is a historical place/space enthusiast, enjoying cultural preservation and land stewardship activities (e.g. storytelling, collecting historical references, and creating traditional foods and crafts).


Genevieve Giaccardo

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Office of Indian Services
1849 C Street, N.W. MS-3645-MIB
Washington, DC 20240
Open 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.
(202) 513-7642