Robert F. Armao

Senior Advisor

Mr. Armao serves as Chairman of the Board of Armao and Company, Inc., an international marketing communications firm with headquarters in New York City. The firm represents a broad range of clients including foreign governments, major financial institutions, major private equity firms, international mining companies, labor organizations, maritime concerns, real estate firms, and political candidates both here and abroad. In addition, Mr. Armao has controlling interest in Armao Energy, Inc., an energy trading company.

Previously, Mr. Armao had an illustrious government career. For many years, he served the Honorable Nelson A. Rockefeller as Assistant to the Governor of New York State and as Labor Counsel to the Vice President of the United States. Mr. Armao also served as Executive Officer and Chief of Staff to the United States Secretary of Labor in 1973. In 1978, the Honorable Edward I. Koch, Mayor of New York City appointed Mr. Armao Chief of Protocol and Commissioner of Public Events, an honorary position responsible for hosting visiting dignitaries to New York City.

During his governmental career Mr. Armao served as Chairman of the Board of the New York State Maritime Museum at South Street Seaport, as a member of the New York State Racing Commission Advisory Board and New York State Public Health Council.