Tony Sayegh

Former White House Senior Advisor for Strategy, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Public Affairs, & Managing Director, Teneo

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  • Advises clients on crisis management, strategy, communications, public affairs, government relations, and media.
  • 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
  • Directed communications for many of President Trump's economic initiatives including the trade negotiations with China and traveling to Beijing on four trips with the U.S. delegation.

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Tony Sayegh is a leading figure in public affairs, strategic communications and political commentary.  Tony has had an extensive media portfolio spanning across television, radio, print and digital platforms.  He is currently a Managing Director at Teneo, a global CEO advisory firm based in New York City. 

He twice served in the Administration of President Donald J. Trump. Tony advised President Trump during the House impeachment inquiry as White House Senior Advisor for Strategy and Spokesperson for President Trump on the matter. 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 Trump’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.

Before joining the Trump 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.

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