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Gennaro Bonfiglio

Gennaro Bonfiglio is a part-time faculty lecturer and mentor at Empire State University employed since September 2010.  He is a retired FDNY Battalion Chief/Commander who previously worked in the Hazardous Materials Battalion and served New York City for 44 years. He is a married father of 4 children and grandfather of 2 identical twins.   His interests include physical fitness, playing and watching many types of sports, reading books and listening to music.  Hobbies include playing the drums and singing in a Black Sabbath tribute band, appearing at a venue near you, in the Hudson Valley and downstate area.  He is a proud conscientious objector to social media and has somehow survived without My Space, Facebook, Instagram, Linked In, Twitter, Meta and Tik Tok.  So, don't seek me out on these platforms, I can be reached via email or telephone.


  • B.A. in Economics/Education from Hunter College - City University of New York
  • MBA in Financial Management from Pace University


  • Frequent contributor to a firefighting trade publication called, "WNYF- With New York Firefighters"