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Investment firm hires Thomas Suozzi

Former Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi has been hired by the investment banking firm Lazard Ltd. as a senior adviser, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

The statement said Suozzi, a Glen Cove resident, would be based in New York and work on "matters relating to financial transactions and public-private partnerships in the U.S."

Suozzi remains a consultant to Cablevision, which owns Newsday. He was hired shortly after he left office at the beginning of the year.

Suozzi, a two-term Democrat, was narrowly beaten by Republican County Legis. Edward Mangano in last fall's election.

"Tom's years as a government reformer, along with his budgeting experience and knowledge of infrastructure and transportation, will bring a deep understanding of how public-private partnerships can help bridge local and state budget gaps, while benefiting all stakeholders, whether they be investors, governments, local communities or citizens," George Bilicic, global head of power, energy and infrastructure at Lazard, said in the statement.

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