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Tonio Burgus, founder & CEO of Tonio Burgos and Associates, a leading strategic planning firm.

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With over five decades of business, government, civic involvement and legislative affairs experience, Tonio Burgos brings unique insight and comprehensive understanding of how to get results on behalf of clients.  A top rated consulting and lobbying firm in the tristate region, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, Tonio Burgos & Associates has successfully worked with clients on a variety of projects in the public and private sector for over 32 years.

Tonio worked for Governor Mario Cuomo for 15 years.  Tonio served as a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and as a Director of the Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH). He also served as Vice Chairman of the NJ Economic Development Authority, a Board Member of NY School Construction Authority, as well as the Treasurer of the Camden, NJ Recovery Board.

Tonio has served in many capacities and received numerous honors from charitable organizations and educational institutions.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the New York City Police Foundation, the Regional Plan Association (RPA) Board, and RFK Foundation.  Lehman College awarded Tonio an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree in 2015.  He received the RPA’s Lifetime Leadership Award and the NJ Alliance for Action’s President’s Award.  In 2017, Tonio received the Citizens Union Gotham Greats Award.  In 2019, Tonio became Chairman, National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy and New Day at Federal Hall. He has served for over three decades as a member of the Democratic National Committee and Chair of the Regional Democratic Governors Association Council.

Other accomplishments include:

Member of President Clinton Commission on HIV-Aids

Member of GMHC Board of Trustees

Award recipient of the Garden State Equality and Stonewall Democrats  

Previously served on the Board of the Victory Fund to elect LGBTQ+ candidates

One of the Founding Members of the:

DNC Gay Caucus now known as the DNC LGBTQ+ Caucus

The Latino Aids Commission

The Pride Parade in Puerto Rico


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