George Wortley is a retired member of the U.S. House of Representatives where he served four terms (1981 - 1989) on the Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs Committee. A strong business advocate, he was a moving force in the formulation of legislation outlawing money laundering and improving public housing. Cong. Wortley was actively involved in working with European, Latin American and Pacific Rim leaders on financial and development bank matters. He also served on the House Ethics and Select Aging Committees. He is the only Kings Pointer to have served in the U.S. Congress.
He is a Director of Dierman, Wortley & Zola, Inc. (DWZ) and Washington Solutions, consultants on public policy and financial strategies. He is also serving on the Advisory Board of National Security Studies, a U.S. Department of Defense Executive Development program. He has served as Senior Policy Advisor with The Carmen Group and the Financial Institutions Services Corp. (FISC).
Prior to his government service, he was President of the Manlius Publishing Corporation, a publisher of seven weekly newspapers in Upstate New York. He continued in that capacity until their sale in 1992. He was a member of the Advisory Board of the Bank of New York for five years and its successor, Norstar Bank. He has served on numerous civic, state and national boards and foundations. He currently serves on the board of Project ACTA, as well as Kings Point's Government Affairs Council. His business and Congressional responsibilities have taken him to 35 nations.
Mr. Wortley holds a B.S. Degree from Syracuse University. He continues to lecture at various colleges and universities. He served in the Merchant Marine Reserve of the United States Naval Reserve during World War II, with sea duty in the North Atlantic, Pacific and Philippine theaters of operations.
He and his wife, Barbara, reside in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, while his offices are in Washington, D.C.