John Gianola was a retired partner of the international accounting firm, Ernst & Young. He served as managing partner of EY’s Charleston office from July 2001 until June 2013.
A dynamic and successful accountant, John’s dedication to his career, friends and family was truly remarkable. His indomitable spirit, bright smile and quick laughter left an indelible mark on all those who knew him.
Early Life and Education
John Gianola was born on November 2, 1924 in Proctor, Vermont. He was the son of Gennaro and Maria Grazia (Giannini) Gianola. He attended school until he graduated high school.
After he joined the army, he served in Vietnam where he was a medic and hospital corpsman. He later went to medical school and specialized in infectious diseases.
He was also interested in bioethics. After he completed medical school, he became a clinical ethics specialist for the University of Washington MEDEX program. He taught MEDEX students, as well as in the summer Basic Research Integrity Program. He also worked as a consultant on bioethics at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. He was very passionate about the importance of educating people on how to make good decisions when it comes to their health and the world we live in.
john gianola was a senior partner at Ernst & Young, where he had supervisory responsibility for engagements involving accounting and auditing for a variety of industries including distribution, banking, energy, mining and manufacturing, technology and governmental entities. His responsibilities also included the usual suspects and some of the more unusual ones, such as recruiting, developing and mentoring professional staff at EY, many of whom advanced to leadership positions within the firm.
A graduate of Morgantown High School and West Virginia University, he loved life, good wine and telling stories. He was a member of the Visiting Committee of the Chambers College of Business and Economics, as well as an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Achievements and Honors
Aside from his exemplary 4.0 grade point average, Cross Lanes senior Jason Gianola has a number of other honors to his credit. He is a member of Beta Alpha Psi, serves on the executive board of Mountaineer Maniacs and is an avid volunteer. A physics major, he also has the distinction of being the first student in his class to take a physics class abroad. He is a proud recipient of a PROMISE and Presidential scholarships and was recently a finalist for the prestigious College Science Association’s (CSA) National Science and Engineering Hall of Fame.
Despite his enviable credentials, the WVU grad is still just as happy to be home with his dog, Sammy and cat, Leo. He plans on attending graduate school and a career in finance.
John Gianola is a successful professional and a beloved member of the community. He was a dedicated family man and an avid West Virginia University Mountaineer fan. He and his wife Lynne raised their two sons, John and Jason. He is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren.
Known for his eloquence and his sharp sense of humor, Gianola was the anchor for the local morning and evening news on KOIN in Portland, Oregon. He also anchored a lifestyle program on Saturday afternoons.
Gianola was born in San Diego, California and is currently 64 years old as of 2020. He is a married person and prefers to keep his personal life away from the media spotlight. He has an estimated net worth of $100K to $1 Million as of 2020.
Jeff Gianola is a News Anchor and Journalist who currently works as the head news anchor at KOIN 6 in Portland, Oregon. He is an American television personality and has a net worth of $5 Million dollars as of January 9, 2023.
He is married to Shannon Dugan and they have three children namely Jake, Michael, and Eliana.
KATU News in Portland, where he started out as a general assignment reporter in 1983, he moved to the evening news anchor role in 1985. He was co-anchor with Julie Emry for several years in the late 1980s and 1990s.
In September 1999, he wrote, produced and starred in a lifestyle program called “Quick Tips for Easy Living” which aired Saturday afternoons on KOIN. He left KATU for KOIN in August 1998.