Tonio Burgos

Tonio Burgos
Tonio Burgos

With five 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 tristate region as well as Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, Tonio Burgos & Associates (TB&A) has successfully worked with clients on a wide range of projects in both the public and private sector for over 28 years.

Tonio worked for Governor Mario Cuomo for 15 years, beginning with the Governor’s service as Secretary of State in the Hugh Carey administration and continuing during his tenure as Lieutenant Governor.  In 1983, Governor Mario Cuomo appointed Tonio as his Appointments Secretary, and in 1984, as the Director of Executive Services.  Tonio served as a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and as a Director of the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation for the PATH rail system.

In addition, Tonio served as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Lower Manhattan Economic Development Corporation on Transportation Issues from 2002 to 2005 by appointment of New York Governor George Pataki.

In 2002, New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey appointed Tonio as Vice Chairman of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and as a member of the School Construction Corporation, as well as Treasurer of the Camden Economic Recovery Board.

In 1995, President Bill Clinton appointed Tonio to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, where he served until 2000.  Tonio also served as a founding board member of the GMHC and the Latino Commission on HIV/AIDS, as well as the board of the Victory Fund from 1996 to 2006.

Tonio has served in many capacities and received numerous honors from charitable organizations and educational institutions.  Most recently in 2016, Tonio was nominated to join the Board of Trustees of the New York City Police Foundation.  On May 28, 2015, Herbert H. Lehman College awarded Tonio an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree.  In May 2013, Tonio was the 45th Anniversary Award Recipient of Hostos Community College.  In April 2011, the Regional Plan Association awarded Tonio its Lifetime Leadership Award, and in 2010, the New Jersey Alliance for Action presented him with its President’s Award.

Tonio’s present affiliations also include serving as a Member of the Advisory Board of the New York City Partnership, the Steering Committee of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), and the Board of Directors and Leader’s Council for the Robert F. Kennedy Center.  He serves as a Board Member of the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy.

Tonio continues to serve as a member of the New York Latin Media Entertainment Commission, appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  He has served for over two decades as a member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and is currently an elected member from New Jersey.

Past affiliations include:

Member of the Board of the New York Law School

Member of the Governor’s Island Advisory Committee

Member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Board of Trustees

Board of Directors of the Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation