New York State Special Commission on Legislative, Judicial, & Executive Compensation

Peter Madonia

Peter Madonia serves as the Chairman of the Belmont Business Improvement District (BID), whose mission is to promote and expand the economic wellbeing of the business community and the community at large, by promoting the "Little Italy in the Bronx" brand, their strong ethnic heritage and leadership in the culinary marketplace. In addition to the Belmont BID, Peter has a legacy of public service. For the past 17 years, Peter spent 12 years as the Chief Operating Officer of the Rockefeller Foundation and helped that institution celebrate its Centennial in 2013. As COO, he provided leadership and strategic direction for financial and operational functions, overseeing various areas including human and financial resources, information technology, facilities and office services, records management and library services. He also managed the Foundation's regional office operations in Nairobi, Kenya; Bangkok, Thailand; and the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Bellagio, Italy. Prior to the Rockefeller Foundation, Peter was Chief of Staff to Mayor Michael Bloomberg from 2002-2006, when he was responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and a position he was appointed to after serving as senior advisor to the Bloomberg for Mayor campaign. Peter's previous experience in New York City government included serving as first deputy commissioner of the Fire Department, deputy commission for budget and operations at the Department of Buildings, and chief of staff to the deputy mayor for operations. Peter received a bachelor's degree from Fordham University, where he has taught urban studies as an adjunct professor. He also has a master's degree in Urban Studies from the University of Chicago. Mr. Madonia is an appointee of the Speaker of the New York State Assembly.