Tony Sayegh is currently a Managing Director at Teneo. He advises clients on strategy, communications, public affairs, government relations and media.
He twice served in the Administration of President Donald J. Trump. Most recently Tony advised the President as White House Senior Advisor for Strategy. He first joined the Administration as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, leading the department’s Office of Public Affairs. He was detailed to the White House in August of 2017 to manage the coordination of the Administration’s tax reform effort and to lead a dedicated communications team focused on the issue. He also directed communications for many of the President’s economic initiatives including the trade negotiations with China, traveling to Beijing on four trips with the U.S. delegation. Secretary Mnuchin awarded Tony with the Alexander Hamilton Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Treasury Department. While in Washington, he also served as a Fellow at the Georgetown University Institute of Politics in the Spring of 2017.
Before joining the Administration, Tony worked as an Executive Vice President at Jamestown Associates, a nationally recognized political advertising firm that was part of the media team for the Trump campaign. Several of his projects received prominent industry acclaim including the Reed Award in 2014 for the “Most Original TV Advertisement” and the Reed Award in 2015 for “Best Comparative Mail Piece.” He was also a political analyst and contributor for the Fox News Channel.
Tony received both a B.A in Political Science and Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University in Washington D.C. As an undergraduate, he was elected Executive Vice President of the Student Association and was awarded the Presidential Administrative Fellowship to pursue graduate studies at the University. He later served on the University Board of Trustees. Tony was also elected to public office at the age of 27, serving two terms as the Deputy Mayor and Trustee in Tuckahoe, New York.