Bobby Fraser serves as the Assistant to the Secretary and Director of the Office of Public Affairs. Previously, he served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary. He also led the Office of Communications at the Federal Aviation Administration and served as Director of Governmental, International, and Public Affairs for Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Mr. Fraser joined U.S. DOT in 2017 as a Senior Governmental Affairs Officer where he served as a liaison to U.S. Congress on a range of surface, maritime, and aviation transportation policy matters and assisted in developing the Secretary’s Forces to Flyers research initiative to aid veterans in becoming commercial airline pilots.
Prior to his time at U.S. DOT, Mr. Fraser served as lead transportation policy advisor to Senator Deb Fischer, the Chair of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security. He managed numerous hearings and participated in negotiations for the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015, the Protecting Our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016, and the Maritime Administration Enhancement Act. He has also worked in the U.S. House of Representatives and for U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte of his home state of New Hampshire. Mr. Fraser is a graduate of the George Washington University with a BA in International Affairs (2010) and a MA in International Trade and Investment Policy (2013).