CHRISTOPHER J. COTRONA

Partner / Owner

Christopher formed Capitol Strategies following the breakup of Capitol Insight. Over the last 19 years, Christopher's primary responsibility has been client services and business development. Through this effort, Christopher has developed and demonstrated a strong understanding of State process and the ability to drive outcomes.

Prior to his lobbying career, Christopher worked for the New York Power Authority. Christopher also worked in the Governor's Office of Management and Productivity where he was assigned to not-for-profit contracting issues. On the legislative side, Christopher served on the NYS Senate Committee on Finance where he worked on both revenue and budgetary issues.

ROBERT G. BURDICK

Partner / Owner

Bob began his career at the NYS Senate where for 12 years he was an analyst for the NYS Senate Finance Committee. In 1996, he joined the Capitol Strategies Group where he leveraged his experience at Senate Finance and built a core knowledge in technology and business development. Bob has also worked for a Regional Computer Networking company as NYS Government Business Development Manager.

Today, Bob is a partner at the Capitol Strategies Group. As a partner, he is responsible for working with clients, including Fortune 500 companies and many local information technology companies, to help each client navigate the New York State government and grow their business. Bob is on the board of the Luther Forest Technology Campus, home of the Global Foundries Fab plant and the one largest construction project in the United States today.

Anthony Grego

Partner / Technology & Innovation

Anthony joins Capitol with 30 years of Information Technology and Government experience. In 1999, Anthony joined NTT DATA, a top 10 ranked global systems integration company. Over the past 17 years he was primarily focused on growing NTT DATA's Government business. He served in executive roles including VP of Sales as well as Senior Vice President responsible for Northeast State and Local business as well as the State of Florida. Anthony is proud to have set aggressive growth strategies for his company and delivered consistent year over year growth in the markets he served as one of the top leaders in Government for NTT DATA.

Before joining NTT DATA, Anthony spent 13 years working for New York State Government in Albany, NY for the Public Service Commission. He worked in various Information Technology roles always with increasing levels of responsibility and title. He was Chief Information Officer at the Public Service Commission for his last five years with New York State.

Michael J. Relyea, Esq

Counsel

Mike joins the Capital Strategies team to bring his diverse background and experience to our clients. While attending Albany Law School, Mike worked in the New York State Senate where he oversaw constituent relations and budget negotiations for the 55th Senate District. Mike then served as Counsel in the Governor's office where he reviewed and approved background investigations for potential hires at the top levels of New York State government. In 2004 Mike was appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the Executive Director of the Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research. As Executive Director, he oversaw policy implementation and funding of high tech programs that provided the foundation for investment by private sector technology companies across New York State. In 2008, Mike served as the President of the Luther Forest Technology Campus where he directed the efforts to build out $250 million in infrastructure required to attract the leading edge semiconductor manufacturing facility now called Globalfoundries. Today, Mike is a trusted advisor to a diverse group of public and private sector clients where he helps them navigate through the intricate details of public/private partnerships.