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Tony Sclafani

Tony Sclafani

Managing Director

Tony Sclafani is a Managing Director in Mercury’s New York City office where he specializes in media relations, crisis communications, government affairs, brand building and story development.

Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer, Javits Center

Associate Commissioner of Communications and Public Affairs, New York City Department of Buildings

Press Secretary, New York City Fire Department

Police Reporter, New York Daily News

More than 20 years of experience in media relations and crisis communications 

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Tony Sclafani brings more than 20 years of communications and public affairs experience from both sides of the media landscape, having served in senior-level communications positions at the city and state levels, as well as a reporter for the New York Daily News. 

Most recently, he served as senior vice president and chief communications officer at the Javits Center, the busiest convention center in the United States on Manhattan’s West Side.

For nearly a decade, he oversaw all external and internal communications, government affairs and community partnerships for the iconic convention center, including a campus-wide renovation, a 1.2 million square-foot expansion and an award-winning sustainability program. He created the organization’s first corporate social responsibility program and led all communications efforts as the venue transformed into an emergency hospital and vaccination center during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Previously, he was associate commissioner of communications and public affairs for the New York City Department of Buildings during the administration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, managing long-term strategy and day-to-day operations for the agency’s press office. He also served as press secretary for the New York City Fire Department and a police reporter for the New York Daily News based in One Police Plaza. 

Sclafani holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and lives on Long Island with his wife and two children.