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Joe Bonilla is a partner for the Dove Street Group.

In concert with his role as Managing Partner for Relentless Awareness, he is recognized as a leading communications professional based in the Northeast. Major brands, companies, organizations, and public figures rely on Bonilla’s counsel and insight in moving their message forward with impressive results. From successfully advocating for legalization of ridesharing for Upstate New York and Long Island, promoting and fighting for the burgeoning craft beverage industry, working with rising leaders at the local, state, and federal level, and lifting startup thrifts, legacy organizations, and Fortune 500 companies into the public conversation, Bonilla works tirelessly to enhance and advocate for each Relentless client. Under Bonilla’s continued leadership, Relentless has grown into an award-winning creative strategy firm that is recognized for its media relations expertise, excellence in creative design and media production, and ingenuity in solving complex public challenges.

Bonilla handled media outreach for a leading enterprise technology public relations firm and was a communications director for a New York State Assemblywoman. Bonilla also served as the founding executive director of the Capital Craft Beverage Trail Association, a leading craft beverage trade association in New York State.

Bonilla previously served as chairman of the City of Albany’s Public, Educational, and Government Access Oversight Board and president of the board of directors for Capital CarShare Inc. Bonilla was also a regular panelist of WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s nationally-syndicated and award-winning news and discussion program The Roundtable, co-host of CivMix’s The Mix podcast with former journalist Liz Benjamin, and is a recuring guest “Behind The Buttons” on Two Buttons Deep. Bonilla is also a co-founder of Feed Albany, a non-profit charity focused on providing meals to in-need and at-risk individuals in the Capital Region in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Active within the community, Bonilla serves on the following boards and commissions:

Vice President, University at Albany Alumni Association
Trustee, Maria College
Board Member, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region
Board Member, Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce
Vice Chair, Troy Preparatory Charter School
Advisory Board Member, Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Capital Region Board Member, New York League of Conservation Voters
Board Member, New York Urban Orchards

Bonilla, a graduate of the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany (B.A., Public Policy), has recognized by:

Hispanic Coalition of New York (40 Under 40 Latino Rising Stars 2012)
Albany Business Review (40 Under Forty 2014)
University at Albany (Thirty Under 30 2014)
City & State Magazine (Albany Rising Stars 2017)
Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy (Young Alumnus in Political Science 2017)
Albany County Legislature (Beyond the Call 2020)
City & State Magazine (Upstate Power 100 2021, Political Consultants Power 75 2021 , PR Power 50 2022)

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