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Tony Dazzio,

Tony Dazzio is the President of the Dazzio Consulting Group. He is a recognized local expert in governmental affairs, business development, public relations, and process improvement. Tony provides clients with over 25 years of award winning experience.

Among his many leadership roles and accomplishments; Tony served as a Commissioner appointed by the Governor, to the Governor’s Office on Economic Development (GOED). He is a former President of NAIOP, Nevada’s largest commercial development association; and was named a “20/20 Visionary”’ by Nevada Business Magazine. He is currently a Member of the Board of Trustees for the Henderson Development Association (HDA).

Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Dazzio was Chief Marketing and Government Affairs Officer at Burke Construction Group. He began his 12 year tenure as Vice President of Business Development and Governmental Affairs and was later promoted to Senior Vice President. Tony helped Burke achieve national prominence and award winning recognition. Tony successfully collaborated with some of Nevada’s most prominent elected officials, and community leaders; including the Nevada Federal Delegation, the Office of the Governor, the Office of the Lt. Governor, the Clark County Commission, the City of Las Vegas City Council, the City of Henderson City Council and the North Las Vegas City Council. He introduced Burke to some of Nevada’s leading developers, including; The Molasky Group of Companies, Territory Inc., Thomas and Mack Development Group, and Peccole Nevada. He effectively resolved several entitlement issues for Burke clients, including the successful permitting and approval process for the El Paso natural gas pipeline in Washoe County. This project helped create over 2,000 jobs during the middle of Nevada’s worst economic downturn. One example of his team oriented ability was working in conjunction with the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the LVGEA, and the Henderson Economic Development Department, while securing Burke’s role in the successful expansion and construction of VadaTech, one of Nevada’s most valuable high-tech manufacturers and important diversification projects.

Prior to his career at Burke, Tony held key leadership positions at NV Energy, beginning in their Governmental Affairs Department. While there, he successfully represented the organization to the public, providing resolution on numerous high profile permitting and approval processes. He coordinated the successful acquisition of industrial development bonds, utilized to offset the costs of important infrastructure projects, ultimately saving customers millions of dollars on their power bills. Tony was later promoted to Executive Manager of Business Planning and Growth; effectively co-founding what later became the Economic Development Department. During his 7 year tenure, Tony became the contact person for elected officials and the commercial development community. This relationship ultimately led to his election to the Board of NAIOP, and later to his leadership as President. Prior to leaving NV Energy, one of his most important accomplishments was to successfully realign NV Energy’s position with the Public Utilities Commission, during the Western Energy Crisis. The positive outcome of this enhanced level of communication was crucial and proved to be an invaluable model for all future interaction.

Tony has always been active in the community and for over two decades has served in several leadership roles.

Tony’s public service includes:
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Henderson Development Association
  • Member of the LVGEA
  • Member of the Steering Committee for the Committee to Elect Mark Hutchison for Governor of Nevada
  • Former Finance Committee Member for the Committee to Elect Mark Hutchison for Lt. Governor of Nevada
  • Former Commissioner of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (2011)
  • Former Chairman of the Public/Private Partnership Sub-Committee for the New Nevada Task Force
  • Former member of Nevada Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki’s New Nevada Task Force
  • Named to Nevada Governor Jim Gibbon’s Transition Team (2008)
  • Former President of NAIOP (2007)
  • Former Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee for NAIOP (2006)
  • Former two term Member of the Use of Force Board, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • Former Chairman of the Senior of the Quarter program for SCABCLV
  • Former two term Member of the Senior Citizens Advisory Board for the City of Las Vegas (SCABCLV)
  • Former two term President of the Board, Summerlin/Barrington HOA

    Tony is an accomplished business person and community leader. Below is a list of some of his awards and accolades:
  • Named 20/20 Visionary by Nevada Business Magazine (2011)
  • Philanthropic Impact Award, NAIOP (2011)
  • Special Recognition Award, NAIOP (2008) Under Tony’s leadership as President in 2007 the chapter won several merit awards including the first ever “Chapter of the Year Award”
  • Associate Member of the Year, NAIOP (2004)
  • Unsung Hero, Seniors United
  • • During Tony’s leadership tenure at Burke, the organization won several General Contractor of the Year Awards (NAIOP) and several Contractor of Year and J.A. Tiberti Awards (AGC)

    Having attended UNLV, where he studied Hotel Management, Tony later completed the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.