JOEL G. TONEY is a community leader with more than 25 years experience in
corporate and public sector management with Xerox Corporation, Interfaith
Medical Center, ABC School Supply and Zep Manufacturing Company. He is a
Senior Vice President of the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and
Mr. Toney has been serving the United States and the City of New York for
many years. He received an honorable discharge from the US Army after
serving during the Vietnam era. Mr. Toneyâs list of other accomplishments
and community involvement is tremendous. He was the founder and president
of the Autumn Avenue Block Association. He was an executive of the 75th
Precinct Community Council. He served on Brooklyn Community Board #5 in
East New York, and is presently co-chair of the Environment Committee on
Community Board #14 in Flatbush. He is an executive member of Ditmas Park
West Neighborhood Association. Joel volunteers at the Prospect Park annual
fundraiser, âYou gotta have Park.â Among the many awards that Joel
Toney received is the April 2002 Flatbush Development Corporationâs
Neighborhood Service Award.
Mr. Toney was born in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He has the
distinction of being the first Permanent Representative (Ambassador) of
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations, after that country
gained Independence from Great Britain in 1979. He simultaneously held the
position of Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) in
Washington, DC and Consul General in New York. In 1984 Ambassador Toney was
appointed by the Secretary General of the UN to serve as the Economic
Affairs Officer for
Trade in the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Joel is a graduate of Long Island University with a BS in Management and MBA
in marketing. He obtained a postgraduate Certificate of Diplomacy and World
Order from Georgetown University.
Joel lives with his wife, Dr. Joyce Toney, a professor of history, and
Chairperson of the Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies at
Hunter College, CUNY in their Flatbush home for more than 13 years.