Scott Cantone

An experienced government executive and attorney with 15 years of public service, Scott served in both the administrations of New York City Mayors Bloomberg and Giuliani. He served in the cabinet of Mayor Giuliani where he was responsible for overseeing the administration’s federal, state and city legislative affairs and was Special Counsel to the Deputy Mayor for Operations. As First Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), Scott was the Chief Operating Officer of a City agency responsible for managing the city’s real estate portfolio, citywide procurement, and the civil service system. Most recently, Scott was an executive at Forest City Ratner Companies where he developed comprehensive public relations strategies and oversaw government, community and media affairs for some of the city’s most visible development projects. Scott has also held numerous positions with the State Legislature in Albany and has managed and consulted many local, city- and state-wide political campaigns. He is currently a partner at Bender Cantone Consulting, a full service public affairs firm.  He holds a Juris Doctor from the City University of New York School of Law and a BA in Political Science and Communications from the State University of New York at Albany.