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Anthony M. Figliola
Anthony M. Figliola
Executive Vice President & Head of Economic Development

Education: Stony Brook University, (B.A., Political Science; M.A., Public Policy) | University of Oklahoma, Economic Development Institute

Honesty and integrity is the sine que non, that drives success in business and in life.

Anthony M. Figliola brings two-decades of experience in multiple disciplines: government affairs, communications & marketing, economic development, and business development.

He has leveraged my vast public and private sector experience to assist clients from start-up to enterprise level on navigating through the government bureaucracy. During my career I have helped to secure over $820 million in capital incentives for businesses and local governments resulting in over 10,000 new and retained jobs.

 

What Client Projects Did You Find the Most Rewarding?

There are a few that come to mind.

Protecting the State’s Fragile Groundwater: One the most rewarding moments of my career was when I successfully advocated to hold polluters of our state’s drinking water accountable.  I quarterbacked passage of a groundbreaking law that was unanimously approved by the legislature – giving public water suppliers greater leverage in suing known polluters.

Supporting Families & Children with Special Needs:  I was blessed to work with a non-profit that was seeking to build a new facility to support their education programs for children on the spectrum as well as for veterans and women with PTSD.  Working with the state legislature, I was able to secure funding to develop this new facility for the public’s benefit.

Electrifying the Long Island Rail Road – PJ Branch: The LIRR is one of busiest commuter rail systems in the United States.  Most branch lines have upgraded to electric rails with the exception of the busiest branch, which transports over 18 million passengers per year.  I helped to create and lead a coalition of community & environmental groups, chambers and local elected officials to galvanize support to fund this major infrastructure project that will foster new development to communities in its catchment areaThe net result will increase property values, reduce carbon emissions as well attract new businesses and local development projects.  I worked with the MTA and state officials to secure $4M for a feasibility study.

 

A Little More About Me

Anthony was the youngest person to serve as a Deputy Supervisor for the Town of Brookhaven – New York’s second largest suburban municipality. During his tenure he was a senior member of the Town’s management team with responsibility for its more than 2,000 employees and $200 million budget. In that role he also managed a portfolio of expanding businesses generating over $1 billion in capital investments as well as developed BR&E and workforce development programs.  He is especially proud to have developed the town’s minimum wage policy for Industrial development Agency certified businesses – a first in the state.  Anthony previously worked as a fundraiser and communications professional.

Working full time and going to school in the evening he successfully earned several degrees and certifications including a B.A. in Political Science and a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Stony Brook University.  Anthony is also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.

“My faith is at the core of who I am and it is what guides my actions as a professional, husband and father.  I am active in my local church and I am married to the love of my life and we have three beautiful children.”

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