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Through his work at Hamilton Place Strategies, the U.S. Treasury Department, and the White House, Tony Fratto has accumulated decades of experience in domestic and international economic policy.
Tony founded Hamilton Place Strategies in 2009. The communications consulting firm brings an analytical approach to solving complex public policy issues. At HPS, Tony directs the firm's business strategy and leads client teams in highly regulated sectors, especially in finance and international economic policy.
Before founding HPS, Tony worked at the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Press Secretary. He worked directly with the President and the Administration’s senior economic policy, national security, and legal teams, communicating on international and domestic policy issues to national and foreign media.
Prior to his time at the White House, Tony served at the U.S. Treasury Department, including as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. In this capacity, he led the Administration’s communications strategy for addressing major economic policy issues, including financial crises, tax policy, and international development programs.
Tony served in senior roles with three U.S. Treasury secretaries, leading on activities including G7 and G20 finance ministers meetings, IMF and World Bank meetings, preparation for congressional testimony, media interviews, and speeches.
Combining his work at the Treasury and the White House, Tony directed and participated in communications efforts in more than 60 countries around the world. Tony is especially proud of his work to advance major international initiatives, including multiple trade agreements, creation of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, debt cancellation for highly-indebted poor countries, and global health initiatives to fight HIV/AIDS and malaria.
In addition to his role with Hamilton Place Strategies, Tony serves on the boards of World Food Program USA, Center for Global Development, Care Action!, and Fundação Dom Cabral. He is an on-air contributor with the CNBC Business News Network and a member of the Bretton Woods Committee and The Economic Club of Washington, D.C.