Tag Archives: MC2002

JFOUND: Fontas, George [MC2002] Founder of Fontas Advisors



George Fontas
CEO and Founder

As Founder of Fontas Advisors, George has earned a reputation as an innovative leader and trusted strategist, advising clients across the corporate, real estate, technology, and nonprofit sectors as they navigate the complexity of New York City and State. Highly skilled in both the politics and policies needed to drive ambitious outcomes, he is among the region’s most respected government affairs advisors, having been named multiple times by City & State newspaper as one of New York’s most influential civic leaders.

George founded Fontas Advisors with a vision to build a firm that offers superior government affairs services and maintains a boutique culture, enabling a highly attentive approach and customized solutions for every engagement. With the ability to work seamlessly across jurisdictions in New York and New Jersey and diverse capabilities curated for today’s rapidly evolving public affairs environment, Fontas Advisors builds trusted, long-term partnerships with its clients.

With over 15 years in government affairs, George brings his diverse experience, political relationships, and legislative savvy to bear for every client. He has delivered success for more than 40 complex land use projects, including transformational developments and major rezonings throughout New York City. He has raised over $70 million in public sector funding for nonprofit organizations, while helping them establish strong relationships with elected officials. George has negotiated ambitious public policy initiatives and has represented tech disruptors, navigating regulatory hurdles to lay the groundwork for growth.

Prior to founding Fontas Advisors, George was Executive Vice President at Capalino & Company where, for eleven years, he led successful advocacy programs focused on political and legislative affairs, land use, and economic development. He began his career in New York City government, serving as Legislative and Communications Director to the former Chairman of the New York City Council Finance Committee. A veteran of more than a dozen political campaigns at the municipal, state, and federal level, George has been tremendously successful guiding political candidates to victory on Election Day.

George holds a B.A. in Government from Manhattan College and an M.A. in Government from St. John’s University. He is a graduate of CORO Leadership New York and is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker on the intersection of business and government. A native New Yorker, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.

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Fontas, George [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that George is a member of  the Class of 2002.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fontas, George [MC2002]

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JLINKEDIN: Alapatt, John [MC2002] User Rep @ UPS



Alapatt, John [MC????]
User Rep at UPS
Greater New York City Area

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 2002.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Alapatt, John [MC2002]

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JLINKEDIN: Barnett, Bill [MC2002] Financial Services



Barnett, Bill [MC2002]   
Financial Services Professional
Greater New York City Area

Senior Operations professional with 25+ years of experience in Operations, Relationship Management, Client Service Management, and Sales. In addition, possesses a unique mix of effective operational analysis and process improvement, strategic thinking and team building. Successfully delivers results in high-pressure, time-critical environments for industry-leading financial services leaders, such as SS&C, Bloomberg, MarketAxess, and Blackrock.


• Operations Management
• Product Development
• Relationship Management
• Process Improvement
• Post Trade and Settlement Processing
• Business and Strategy Development

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JLINKEDIN: Coppa, Giovanni [MC2002] Gas Eng @ Orange & Rockland Util



Coppa, Giovanni [MC2002]
Gas Engineer at Orange & Rockland Utilities
Verona, New Jersey

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JLINKEDIN: Brendan N. [MC2002] School Counselor at Great Neck



Brendan N  MC2002

Brendan N. [MC2002]
School Counselor at Great Neck Public Schools
Franklin Square, New York  

Educator with years of valuable experience in top-ranked school districts. Strengths include working collaboratively with students, parents, administrators and staff to maximize student achievement and assist with social/emotional development. Has worked side-by-side with principals and assistant principals over the past 10 years to gain immeasurable experience and insight into what the job of a school leader entails, as well as how to be most effective at it.

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[JR: Don’t see the value of a LinkedIn profile with no last name. Anyone recognize him?]  

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JFOUND: Frankola, Jennifer [MC2002] introduces Ellis, Ronald L. [MC????]



February 21, 2017Attorney Jennifer Frankola Introduces Mentor at Annual Manhattan College Mentor Dinner 

Attorney Jennifer Frankola Introduces Mentor at Annual Manhattan College Mentor Dinner

Earlier this month, Associate Jennifer Frankola had the honor of introducing one of her favorite mentors and fellow Jasper, the Honorable Ronald L. Ellis, United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York at the annual Manhattan College Mentor Dinner. Jennifer interned for Judge Ellis in 2006 and shared her stories about her experiences working under Judge Ellis in her introduction to his Keynote. Jennifer sits on the Manhattan College Advisory Board for the mentorship program which recruits companies to mentor over 200 students each year. This year’s event was the largest in years. 

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Frankola, Jennifer [MC????]

Ellis, Ronald L. [MC????]

[JR: New search engine finds old stuff that I don’t remember.]  

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Dear John,

             I believe that Jennifer is a member of the Class of 2002.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Frankola, Jennifer [MC2002]

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JFACEBOOK: Silva, Silvia [MC2002] NYCDOE looking for PE teachers


Silva, Silvia [MC????]
September 6 at 11:38pm

PE teachers looking for a position in the NYCDOE please message me. Serious inquiries only.

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Dear John,

                 I believe that Silvia is a member of the Class of 2002.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Silva, Silvia [MC2002] 

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