Tony Vargas
Tony Vargas began his career in Los Angeles where he taught and directed student theater. Moving to New York, he continued his dual roles as teacher and theatrical producer producing a number of plays and finally merged his two passions by becoming the founding producer of Family Life Theater, a unique improvisational teen theater group that has been replicated worldwide. He served as Press Secretary for NYC Parks Commissioner Betsy Gotbaum and Press Secretary for NY Congressman Bill Green. Joining New York public relations firm The Callaghan Group, supervising a full-time account staff of six plus administrative and intern staff members.  Projects included:  Fashion Cafe from initial concept to launch, numerous special events and donations of celebrity memorabilia; The House of Harry Winston handling the 1993-1998 Oscar campaigns, the sale of the Maltese Falcon; the Shirelles induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Grammy awards and Tony Awards events; full public relations programs for major personalities including Patti LaBelle, Rolonda Watts, Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez and others. Tony then served as Press Secretary/ Director of Communications for NYS Lt. Governor Betsey McCaughey leaving to head up the Media Relations Division for New York Institute of Technology handling public affairs for seven (7) colleges under NYIT. He continues to handle public relations projects and has written for numerous publications including Dan's Papers, The New York Hamptonite, Time Square Gossip, Hamptons.com, Hamptons Journal, Boulevard Magazine and New York Social Diary.
Education - Theater Production - Political Communications - Public Relations
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