Tony Fratto

Tony FrattoMost recently, Fratto founded Hamilton Place Strategies, LLC a public affairs and strategic consulting firm in Washington, DC. As both an economist and a communicator, today he helps clients by combining his deep policy experience at the highest levels of government to strategic policy, communications, legal, and crisis management issues related to international investment, finance, markets, regulation, trade and development issues. Fratto is an on-air contributor with the CNBC Business News Network addressing current economic policy issues, and his columns can be found on Fratto also founded the policy discussion web site,

After serving as Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Public Affairs, Fratto moved to the White House in September 2006 as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary. In this role Fratto worked directly with President George W. Bush and senior cabinet officials as the White House’s lead spokesman and communications adviser on a broad range of economic and legal policy issues.  Fratto was the White House communicator responsible for international and domestic economic policy issues — including international trade; global financial markets; banking; and international development and global health issues.  He was also the White House’s lead spokesman on legal issues; Supreme Court cases; U.S. intelligence  issues; terrorist financing; and financial crimes.

Before joining the Bush Administration Fratto served in senior legislative and communications positions in the U.S. Congress and Senate, and as a political director to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge.  Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Fratto received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh, and attended the university’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.  He lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Judy, and their young children, Antonio and Juliette.
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