One of the most senior Cuban Americans in New Jersey politics today, the head of the lobbying firm MBI commands the room — regardless of the venue. He has played a role in efforts to save Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez during President Bill Clinton’s administration and previously served as mayor of Union City and in the state Assembly. He is a known entity on State Street and around the state.
Openings for glad-handing on long days of State House lingering – that’s what lobbyists live for. And, after lifetimes of rinsing and repeating that and more, Paul Bontempo and Paul Matacera of MBI-GluckShaw had the sort of history of face-to-face interactions with policymakers that political powerbrokers need. Their combined eight decades-deep pool of experience helped lift MBI-GluckShaw to a spot among the state’s Top 3 lobbying outfits.