Joseph A Bonura Jr. is a Principal at The Bonura Hospitality Group where he is the driving force behind development and innovation. Joe’s vision has led BHG to now own and operate restaurants, catering facilities, hotels, country clubs, marinas, and rental properties throughout the Hudson Valley.
Joe earned degrees in Computer Science and Finance from the University of Virginia before starting his career as a software engineer in Washington, DC. He later moved back to the Hudson Valley to assist BHG in revitalizing the dilapidated Poughkeepsie Waterfront, transforming an abandoned sewer treatment plan into the successful Shadows on the Hudson Restaurant, Marina and Grandview Catering facility.
Joe later spearheaded the multi-million dollar renovations of the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Anthony’s Pier 9, and the hurricane damaged West Hills Country Club.
He’s also led in the construction of Billy Joe’s Ribworks, a 12,000 SF retail center in Newburgh, a multi-family residential complex named The Water Club and a 102 home neighborhood development called Tradition at Red Hook.
Apart from commercial work, Joe continues to serve the local community in many roles including: Board of Directors for the Economic Development Corporation of Dutchess County and Walkway Over the Hudson. Chair of the Community Foundation of Dutchess County Advisory Board and served on the Board of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley from 2002 until 2016. Chair of the Board of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2015 and currently serves as Vice President for The Poughkeepsie Alliance.