Through his work in the private sector, US Treasury Department, and White House, Tony Fratto has accumulated decades of experience in domestic and international economic policy.
Tony is a founding Partner at Hamilton Place Strategies, a communications consulting firm with an analytical approach to address complex public policy issues.
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 his time at the White House, Tony served at the US 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 US Treasury secretaries, leading on activities ranging from G7 and G20 finance ministers meetings, IMF and World Bank meetings, to preparing 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 is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee, and is an on-air contributor with the CNBC Business News Network, regularly commenting on current economic policy issues.