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Tonio Burgos

Twenty-two years ago Tonio Burgos founded Tonio Burgos & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm in the tri-state region that works with clients on a wide range of projects in both the public and private sector.

Mr. Burgos began his career in New York State government working for the State Senate. He then worked for Governor Mario Cuomo during his tenures as Secretary of State, Lieutenant Governor and then Governor.

In 2002, Mr. Burgos was appointed Vice Chairman of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and a member of the School Construction Corporation. He has served as Treasurer of the Camden Economic Recovery Board, and Commissioner of the Israel Trade Commission.

Mr. Burgos served as a member of the Advisory Committee of Lower Manhattan Economic Development Corporation on Transportation issues. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the NYC Partnership, the Steering Committee of the Association for Better New York, the New York Building Congress Foundation and the Governors Island Advisory Committee. Mr. Burgos has served as a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and as a Director of the PATH Commuter Rail System.

In 1995, President Bill Clinton appointed Mr. Burgos to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. Mr. Burgos is a member of the NYC Latin Media Entertainment Commission. He also serves on the Board of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and is a member of the Democratic National Committee for New Jersey.

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