Vic Basile serves as Counselor to the Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management. He believes this appointment is "the perfect cap to a long career of government and nonprofit service."
Mr. Basile’s initial work as a VISTA Volunteer in the rural south set him on a course of public service and advocacy. Throughout the 1970’s and early 80’s, he also held positions at ACTION, the former umbrella agency for the Peace Corps and VISTA. In that role, he became a labor activist on behalf of Federal employees.
After coming out, he transferred his energy and experience to the struggle for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. He served as the first executive director for the Human Rights Campaign and later co-founded the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund to help openly gay candidates get the money they need to win elective office.
In the mid 90’s, he did capacity building consulting with many local and national nonprofits. During that time, he executive produced the award-winning documentary After Stonewall, and the PBS series In the Life.
In 1998, Mr. Basile returned to his volunteer roots by accepting a Clinton Administration appointment as Director of Private Sector Cooperation and International Volunteerism at the Peace Corps.
More recently, he was the executive director of Moveable Feast, Inc., a Baltimore-based nonprofit serving the HIV/AIDS community.
Mr. Basile is a widely recognized national leader in the LGBT community and has been an advisor to multiple campaigns on issues important to this constituency. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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