Sal Albanese is a trusted counselor and advisor to many. His background as an educator, financial services executive, long-time public servant, and attorney provides Mr. Albanese with a unique and valuable perspective from which to approach complex problems and effectuate pragmatic and effective solutions.
A former high school teacher of eleven years, Mr. Albanese served four terms as a Member of the New York City Council from 1983 through 1997, forging a well-earned reputation for integrity, independence, and an ability to get things done. Among other achievements, Mr. Albanese was the original sponsor of the New York City Campaign Finance Reform Bill and the New York City Living Wage Bill, and was an early champion of community policing and gay rights. He is well known for his work on the Committees on Public Safety, Transportation, and Education. After leaving public office in 1998, Mr. Albanese practiced law, and became Marketing Director at INVESCO and then Managing Director of Institutional Sales & Marketing at Mesirow Financial. Mr. Albanese remains active in civic affairs; among other pursuits, he is working with both Democrats and Republicans to promote non-partisan elections in New York City.
Mr. Albanese’s practice is broad-based, providing advice and counseling to a wide array of businesses and industries, with a particular focus on financial services. He has held FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.
Mr. Albanese has taught on an adjunct basis at the John Jay College of Justice and at St. Joseph’s College, and has served on the boards of a number of non-profit groups, including Xaverian High School and the McKinley Youth and Adult Community Center. He speaks Italian.