In May 2018, Bobby Fraser was appointed as the Director of Governmental, International, and Public Affairs for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Mr. Fraser joined the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2017, serving as a Senior Governmental Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST).
While in OST, Mr. Fraser worked as a liaison to Congress on a wide 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 was a transportation and trade policy Legislative Assistant for U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (Nebraska). Mr. Fraser served as lead policy advisor to Senator Fischer in her capacity as Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security. He worked closely on multiple hearings and major transportation bills including 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.
Previously, Mr. Fraser worked for Congressman Richard Hanna (New York), a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Mr. Fraser has worked for U.S. Senators Scott Brown, Kelly Ayotte, and Judd Gregg of his home state of New Hampshire. He 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).