Tony Coelho was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1978 to 1989 representing a district in central California. He served on the House Administration, Interior and Insular Affairs and Agriculture Committees. In 1981, Tony took over the Chairmanship of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and in 1985, he became the first elected Democratic Party Whip. Mr. Coelho was the primary sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed into law by President George H.W. Bush.
After leaving Congress, Mr. Coelho joined Wertheim Schroder & Company, an investment banking firm in New York and became President and CEO of Wertheim Schroder Financial Services. From October 1995 to September 1997, he served as Chairman and CEO of an education and training technology company that he established and subsequently sold. He served as general chairman of the presidential campaign of former Vice-President Al Gore from April 1999 until June 2000. Since 1997, Coelho has worked independently as a business and political consultant. He also served as Chairman of the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities from 1994 to 2001. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of the Epilepsy Foundation.
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