• B.S., Economics, Louisiana State University
  • M.A., Economics, Louisiana State University
  • D.Sc(hc), Florida International University

Memberships and citations

  • Awarded a doctoral degree in economics by Florida International University for “distinguished contributions to the Nation in the field of economics.”


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Tony has more than thirty years experience as a successful business economist and high-level policymaker for both federal and state governments.

A former U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs, Tony is the founder of The Washington Economics Group which operates in partnership with Dawson & Associates.  Among his many public service positions, Tony is a most-recent member of the President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations.

He is also currently on the Board of Directors of the Spanish Broadcasting System, Mercantil Commercebank, N.A., Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG) and Enterprise Florida – the State’s principal economic development organization.

Other Experience

  • Director for Tourism, International Trade and Economic Development for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
  • Past Chairman, Florida Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors
  • Chairman of the Economic Roundtable of the Beacon Council—Miami-Dade County’s official economic development organization.
  • Senior Research Fellow and Vice Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors of Florida TaxWatch, a fiscal and policy research organization of the State.
  • Member of the Superintendent’s Business Advisory Council of Miami-Dade County Public School System, one of the nation’s largest school systems.