Tony is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Findlay in 1979. Upon arriving in Findlay, he was hired by the Commissioners to create the first multi-usercomputer system for Hancock County. His private sector background includes having worked for Hewlett Packard and RCA. His political career began when he was elected to Findlay City Council and subsequently appointed Hancock County Auditor, a post he held for 16 years.
During his time as Auditor (CFO and Chief Assessing Officer), he implemented an on-line Real Estate record system, a Geographic Information System, and the county's first Comprehensive Annual Financial Report was developed.
In 2004, Tony was elected Mayor of the City of Findlay. Some of his major accomplishments include the clean-up of a 50 year old tire dump, development of a youth sports park which included the renovation of the city's 35 year old ice arena and the addition of five baseball/softball fields, and led the City's first Strategic Visioning process.
In 2011, Tony took over as the Director of the Findlay Hancock County Economic Development organization, which is the grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 151. In the past five years, the Economic Development office was responsible for bringing in two new international companies to the region (Hamlet Protein from Denmark and MITEC Powertrain from Germany), the expansion of Freudenberg NOK, the expansion of the Marathon Petroleum Corporation headquarters, the creation of the Cooper Tire Global Technical Center and the attraction of a highly-automated grocery distribution center (McLane Company).