Congratulations to Capalino+Company Executive Vice President George Fontas, who was named to City & State’s Manhattan Influentials list.
George plays a pivotal role at Capalino+Company, leading the firms Legislative and Political Affairs (LPA) practice group. His LPA team helps Capalino+Company clients navigate regulatory and policy issues, obtain land use approvals, secure public sector funding, and identify and negotiate strategic business opportunities that are vital to New York City.
“It’s my honor to share this award with an outstanding group of professionals who are affecting positive change in New York City every day,” said Fontas.
The 25 Influentials were honored by City & State at an event on April 6, at Madison Square Tavern, which kicked off the publication’s 2017 Borough Series. “The Influentials” list recognizes 25 distinguished leaders working in the areas of banking and finance, law and lobbying, nonprofits and philanthropy, real estate and technology.
This award highlights George’s dedication and his accomplishments as a civic leader and an influencer in the City. George has successfully guided companies like Airbnb through the complexities of New York City public policy. He has played a significant role in over 45 complex land use projects, including the Chelsea Market Rezoning and TF Cornerstone’s new 80/20 building on Manhattan’s West Side. Moreover, he has secured in excess of $70 million in public sector funding for a number of the firm’s not-for-profit clients.
During George’s decade of service at Capalino+Company, his work has ranged from managing and advising on major land use approvals, public policy advocacy, with an emphasis on the tech sector, as well as economic development and public sector fundraising. Prior to joining the firm, George served as the Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs for former New York City Council Finance Chairman, David Weprin. He is a veteran of numerous political campaigns across New York State and advises some of New York City’s leading business people on how to navigate the political environment.
The Capalino+Company team proudly salutes George on this well-deserved honor.
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For more information on Capalino+Company’s comprehensive government relations and lobbying services, please contact George Fontas.
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