Anthony_FigliolaAnthony has been actively involved in public policy for over 16 years.  He is the former Deputy Supervisor for Economic Development in the Town of Brookhaven, the state’s second largest municipality.

For the past eight years, he has worked in the private sector assisting businesses, non-profits as well as state and local government agencies in advancing important projects and policy goals.  A few of the projects that Anthony has helped to advance include: approving the nation’s most comprehensive e-waste law; bringing over 600 MW of power including renewable energy to New York City; assisting businesses and local governments in obtaining over $800 million in economic incentives; designing economic development policy to measure the state’s return on investment, which included a software system to follow state economic development projects in real time – a precursor to Governor Cuomo’s Regional Council and CFA program.  His efforts in economic development have led to the creation and retention of over 10,000 jobs and more than $2.5 billion in private capital investments.

He is also co-author of the report Tax Amnesty – Past Successes, Failures and New Opportunities, which identified over $2 billion in unpaid taxes and fees owed to the State of New York.  The report provides a comprehensive analysis on how some of those moneys can be recouped through an aggressive tax amnesty program.

Anthony received his B.A. in Political Science and M.A. in Public Policy from Stony Brook University, where he was a member of the Alumni Association Board.  He has written articles on a variety of political, sports and human-interest topics for media outlets such as The Huffington Post, New York Post, Daily News, San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, Providence Journal, Metro NY, Buffalo News and the Philadelphia Inquirer.