QUOTES

Basil is a “much sought after consultant” Newark Mayor Corey Booker

“Impressive” speaker Rev. Al Sharpton

A “fresh thinking school reformer” New York Daily News

“New York needs such vibrant leadership” New York Post

“Basil has been a key advisor and a tremendous public servant.  It is an honor to have him on my team as we work to serve the people of New York.  He helps me keep in close touch with people and communities throughout the state and his expertise on issues important to New Yorkers helps me to serve their interests in the Senate more effectively.  Basil is a top notch adviser who ensures that all voices are heard and no person who is in need is left behind.”

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State and Former United States Senator

“Basil has always been an honest and straight-forward negotiator.  He has been able to maneuver through some difficult political and policy issues to find common ground.  He understands the goals of unions and their members and has helped us fight for them.  And particularly, he has exhibited a knowledge of and sensitivity to the special needs of police officers and their families. I have always found his accessibility and responsiveness to the PBA to be impressive.”

Robert Zink, NYC Patrolman’s Benevolent Association (Representing New York City’s Police Officers)

“Basil is a savvy political strategist with great insights.  He can negotiate the politics of any community and knows how to marry it with sound public policy.  His reputation as a public relations professional with a solid background in public service is a winning asset for any prospective client.”

Ron Kirk, Former Mayor of Dallas and current U.S. Trade Representative