Founder and Chairman of The Podesta Group
Directing the Podesta Group’s broad policy practice and leading some of the most innovative public outreach campaigns in Washington, Tony has built his business into one of the leading lobbying firms in Washington. Named a “Washington super lobbyist” by Bloomberg Businessweek, he has led the way on some of the most significant policy debates in recent history, honing expertise that ranges from health care to financial services to technology.
Recognized throughout the political and legal community as one of the Democratic Party’s top political strategists, Tony has been active for years with Democratic congressional leaders as well as with many rank-and-file members in both the House and Senate. Additionally, he is active with the Democratic Governors Association and maintains close relationships with governors from coast to coast. As the head of the Podesta Group Tony has delivered winning outcomes for businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 100s, nonprofits, coalitions, and local and foreign governments.