Tonio Burgos is the Founder & CEO of Tonio Burgos and Associates, a leading strategic planning firm. With five decades of business, government, civic involvement, and legislative affairs experience, Tonio brings unique insight and comprehensive understanding of how to get results on behalf of clients. He has built Tonio Burgos and Associates into a top-rated consulting and lobbying firm in the tristate region, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico, successfully working with clients on a variety of projects in the public and private sector for over 30 years.
Tonio worked for Governor Mario Cuomo for 15 years. He served as a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and as Director of the Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH). Tonio also served as Vice Chairman of the NJ Economic Development Authority, a Board Member of NY School Construction Authority, and as 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. Tonio received the RPA’s Lifetime Leadership Award and the NJ Alliance for Action’s President’s Award, and in 2017, he received the Citizens Union Gotham Greats Award. He has served for over three decades as a member of the Democratic National Committee and in 2018 was elected to its Executive Committee. In 2019, the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy elected Tonio as its Chair. The Harbor Conservancy oversees historic Federal Hall and is currently engaged in a campaign to restore and preserve it for future generations.