With almost four decades of business, government, civic involvement and legislative affairs experience, Tonio Burgos brings unique insight and a comprehensive understanding of how to get results on behalf of clients. As a top-rated consulting and lobbying firm in the tri-state region, Tonio Burgos & Associates, Inc. (TB&A) has successfully worked with clients on a wide range of projects in both the public and private sector.
25 years ago, Mr. Burgos founded the firm which bears his name with a simple mission in mind: A commitment to integrity and a focus on delivering results for the firmís clients. Today he is a valued counselor to some of the countryís most influential business leaders, organizations, companies and civic leaders, as well as candidates for public office.
Mr. Burgosí long association with the Governor of New York, Mario Cuomo began with the Governorís service as Secretary of State and continued during his tenure as Lieutenant Governor. In 1983, Governor Cuomo appointed Mr. Burgos Appointments Secretary and in 1984, Director of Executive Services. Mr. Burgos also served as a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and as a Director of the Path Rail System.
In 2002, New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey appointed Mr. Burgos Vice Chairman of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and a member of the School Construction Corporation, as well as Treasurer of the Camden Economic Recovery Board.
In addition to running TB&A, Mr. Burgos is an active leader in many civic organizations and causes. In 1995, President Bill Clinton appointed Mr. Burgos to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. He has also served as a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Board of Trustees.
New York Governor George Pataki appointed Mr. Burgos 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 New York City Partnership. He serves, as well, on the Steering Committee of the Association for Better New York (ABNY). He is a member of the Regional Plan Association Executive Committee and the Governors Island Advisory Committee.
Currently Mr. Burgos is a member of the New York City Latin Media Entertainment Commission appointed by Mayer Bloomberg. Additionally he serves on the Board of Directors of the Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation. He is a member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for New Jersey as well as a member of the DNC National Executive Committee.
In April of 2011, the Regional Plan Association awarded Mr. Burgos its Lifetime Leadership Award and the New Jersey Alliance for Action presented him with its 2010 Presidentís Award.