Tomorrow, Monday, April 20, 2009, join us for a live chat with Phil Cefaratti, Republican candidate for Alexandria City Council. Phil is a U.S. Navy veteran and a life long Alexandrian and has a wealth of business experience.
Please tune in live tomorrow when Mr. Cefaratti will take your questions. If aren’t available then, feel free to leave your questions in the comments and we’ll select some for the discussion. You can also email them to me @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please keep in mind that Mr. Cefaratti is chatting live with us as our guest; he doesn’t have to come and spend his time with us. Please take the time to write sincere questions that ask Mr. Cefaratti about a topic you’re genuinely interested to hear his views on, rather than trying to “gotcha” him. If you are frustrated with something, please state your frustrations clearly then try to ask a productive question.
A little background on Phil Cefaratti
- Sixth-generation Washingtonian
- B.A., The Catholic University of America
- MBA, Georgetown University
- Past president of the Seminary Ridge Civic Association
- More than 20 years building alliances, negotiating and closing deals, and building business models
- Intercollegiate athlete
- 2-time Marine Corps Marathon finisher
- Assistant Secretary for East Main Townhouse Corporation
A Wealth of Business Experience
Phil Cefaratti’s experience allows him to draw from a range of situations that many never face. From the military to government contractors to high tech startups, he has ridden the highs and lows. Phil knows how to work smarter and more effciently having created new processes. And when times are really tough, like right now, he knows how to work harder by going above and beyond. Whether as an independent consultant or employee, he has focused on fnance, contracts, operations, and business development, helping businesses understand how to maximize their potential.
U.S. Navy Veteran
Phil Cefaratti is the only military veteran running for City Council. Phil served in the U.S. Navy for over 14 years, both on active duty and in the reserves, was promoted to the rank of Lieu- tenant Commander, and deployed aboard the USS Austin (LPD-4) as assistant supply offcer during the Gulf War. As a supply corps offcer, he managed budgets, contracts, and payrolls in addition to his warfare duties as Boat Group Commander for amphibious landings and Gun Control Offcer.
In addition to spending his childhood in the District of Columbia, Phil has also lived in Arlington, McLean, and Virginia Beach, before settling in Alexandria in 2005. He attended St. Anselm’s Abbey School, where he appeared on It’s Academic. He lettered in basketball and baseball, competing against St. Stephen’s, Episcopal, and Bishop Ireton. Phil graduated from The Catholic University of America and received his MBA from Georgetown University. He resides in Seminary Ridge with his wife, Deb Antonini-Cefaratti, and three stepchildren: Anna (Virginia Tech, 2007), Gina (Middle Tennessee State University, 2009), and Nicholas (University of Mary Washington, 2012).
To learn more about Phil, visit http://www.philforalexandria.com.