Joseph M. Bonilla Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
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Joe Bonilla is currently serving as Chief Executive Officer of BASKnickerbocker Inc., appointed in December 2010. As CEO, Bonilla is responsible for day-to-day management of one of the Capital Region's fastest-growing media and entertainment companies. Previously, Bonilla served as the company's first CEO from November 2006 through August 2010.
A graduate of the University at Albany (B.A., Public Administration and Policy), Bonilla has led BASKnickerbocker Inc. to include four brands in news, entertainment, media development, and technology with over thirty-five staff members and contributors.
With Joseph Alindato and Antwuan Sims, Bonilla co-founded BASKnickerbocker Inc. in 2006.
In addition to being CEO, Bonilla recently completed a tenure as Albany/Capitol Bureau Chief, managing day-to-day editorial duties for the unit's 24/7 political news unit that was able to break the thirty-second vote for marriage equality in New York State and has made it the go-to-source for Capital Region political coverage.
Outside of BAS, Bonilla served as Director of Albany Student Television at the University at Albany, transforming it from a two-member operation to a 100-member strong organization that has been rated number one in terms of student-owned and operated television channels in New York State. Additionally, Bonilla served as Director of Programming for the UAlbany Student Association, bringing President Bill Clinton, Barbara Walters, Third Eye Blind, J Cole, Talib Kweli, and Estelle to the University at Albany's uptown campus.
Bonilla has been lauded with the 2011 Fuerza Latina Leader of the Year award, the 2011 ATV Lifetime Achievement Award, and a 2011 UAlbany Graduating Senior Purple and Gold award.
Bonilla is active in the Albany community as committee chair of BSA149 and had been vice chairman for the Aurora Foundation of Northeast, Inc. Bonilla also writes two columns, "Cavalcade" and "Libations" for the Knickerbocker Ledger, serves as a member of the City of Albany's Public, Educational, and Government Oversight Access Board, and on the advisory board for the New Leaders Council's Capital Region Chapter.