David Poleto


David Poleto is currently Managing Director-Partner of Park Strategies, LLC. Mr. Poleto joined Park Strategies, LLC in January of 2003 after serving four years in the administration of Governor George E. Pataki. Prior to joining Park Strategies, LLC, Mr. Poleto was the Director of Special Groups and Coalitions for the 2002 Friends of Pataki Campaign Committee. As Director, he was responsible for securing and integrating union and ethnic coalition endorsements into the campaign.

In January 1999, Mr. Poleto was appointed as Governor Pataki’s Director of Regional Affairs, supervising the Governor’s Regional Representative Offices throughout New York State. In September 1999 Governor Pataki appointed Mr. Poleto as his Director of Scheduling. In that capacity, Mr. Poleto organized the Governor’s schedule by coordinating the activities of the Governor and senior staff. He formulated scheduling strategies, directed the flow of requests for Governor Pataki’s participation in public and private events, and supervised the advance team.

On December 27, 2000 Governor Pataki appointed Mr. Poleto as his Director of Regulatory Reform. The director is responsible for assisting Governor Pataki’s efforts to promote new private sector job creation by streamlining comprehensive business permitting and licensing assistance. GORR also provides comprehensive business permitting and licensing assistance to companies wishing to grow or expand in New York State.

Mr. Poleto began his career in government with New York State Senate Majority Leader Warren Anderson. He subsequently served as Capital Region Coordinator/Director of Casework for United States Senator Alfonse M. D’Amato, managing the Senator’s Albany district office, an office with jurisdiction over 21 upstate counties. He went on to serve as Senator D’Amato’s Director of State Operations. In that capacity he oversaw the activities of the Senator’s district offices in Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo. His activities included broad-based community liaison, interaction with the State Legislature; and providing assistance to individuals, community, civic and business groups that interfaced with the federal government.


  • B.A., Political Science – State University of New York at Oswego

Activities & Affiliations 

  • Adjunct Member of the Hospitality Law Committee of the NYC Bar Association