Stephan Burger
Mining, Oil and Gas Services (MOGS)
Michael Burleigh
Sea Change Partners LLP

Tonio Burgos

Tonio Burgos


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 NY Governor Mario Cuomo for 15 years, working 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.

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New York Governor Cuomo Announces Continued Efforts to Support Puerto Rico's Recovery from Hurricane

The Memorial Commission, established under Executive Order No. 189, will solicit ideas and make recommendations this September on the establishment of a new memorial honoring the victims and survivors of Hurricane Maria and the resilience of the Puerto Rican community. It is estimated nearly 3,000 Puerto Ricans lost their lives as a result of the devastating storm. Members of the commission include: Tonio Burgos, CEO, Tonio Burgos & Associates.

Tonio Burgos’ Background

New York, NY, USA
Tonio Burgos and Associates, Inc. has over three decades' experience in government relations and strategic business planning. The firm navigates today’s public policy and economic uncertainty to strategically address their client's business needs, by focussing on a broad array of sectors.
Director of Executive Services to Governor Mario Cuomo
Washington, DC, USA
Tonio Burgos 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 Burgos as his Appointments Secretary and in 1984, as the Director of Executive Services.
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Other Business Interests

Steering Committee Member
New York, NY, USA
ABNY is a non-profit organization dedicated to the constant growth and renewal of New York City’s people, businesses and communities. ABNY is a coalition of business, labor, non-profit and political leaders focused on exploring and implementing ideas that keep the city moving forward.
Elected Member from NJ and Member of the Executive Committee
Washington, DC, USA
The Democratic Party is the oldest party in the U.S. Democrats believe that the Unites States succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules. The party is focussed on building an economy that lifts up all Americans, not just those at the top.
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Board Member
New York, NY, USA
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, founded in 1968, is led by human rights activist and lawyer Kerry Kennedy and advocates for a more just and peaceful world. Working alongside local activists to ensure lasting positive change in governments and corporations, the RFK team includes leading attorneys, advocates, entrepreneurs and writers united by a commitment to social justice.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
New York, NY, USA
Founded in 2005, The Harbor Conservancy is the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service and its 24 sites on New York Harbor. The Conservancy is charged with improving access to these special places, enhancing the visitor experience with transformational programs and developing earned revenue initiatives toward their sustainability.
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Tonio Burgos’ Education

Honorary Doctor of Laws
2015 - 2015