Tony D’Amelio
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Tony D'Amelio

“I’ve always been drawn to working with people whose words and ideas have strong impact. At my core I’m one of those wildly curious people who get excited about learning something new, applying it to life or business, and sharing it with others. My personality is perfectly suited for the business I’m in,” says Tony D’Amelio. He began his career managing songwriters and rock bands in 1969. Thirteen years later he landed full time in the speaking industry where he built a career representing distinguished leaders and experts from business, economics, politics and sports.

In 2011, after concluding 27-years with the Washington Speakers Bureau as executive vice president, Tony took time off to pursue a different passion: education. He founded, and served as first co-president of the first-ever city-wide college scholarship foundation in Stamford, Connecticut. Called Stamford Dollars for Scholars (, the foundation is an all-volunteer non-profit that mobilizes the community to provide scholarships for local students who want to pursue their education beyond high school. In its first five years the startup foundation has awarded over $485,000 to 100 local students who dreamed of pursuing education beyond high school. “This effort fits squarely with my belief that learning is a life-changing experience.”

“The exciting thing about the D’Amelio Network is that it allows me to focus on the thing I enjoy most: bringing people with fresh ideas and insights to the marketplace. In helping audiences discover an important voice they’ve not heard before, we help make the world a little better – one bit at a time. I’m reminded that the great writer Studs Terkel was once asked, ‘What’s the meaning of life?’ – ‘To make a dent,’ he responded. That sums up my hope for the D’Amelio Network.”