Monique Frazier is a partner at Capitol Counsel, LLC. She brings to the firm distinct years of diversified service and experience in public policy, government relations, planning and strategies, and advocacy. Prior to joining Capitol Counsel, Frazier served as Senior Vice President of Federal Government Relations with HSBC, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services companies that serves customers globally in over 60 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa in three core businesses: Commercial Banking, Wealth and Personal Banking, and Global Banking and Markets with over 200,000 employees worldwide. Before entering the private sector, Frazier was the Legislative Director with U.S. Representative Mike Ross (D-AR), where she was the senior policy advisor and developed and executed the member’s legislative agenda. Congressman Ross served on the House Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, and Agriculture committees, was a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of fiscally conservative Democrats, and served in Democratic leadership as a Floor Whip and on the Democratic Policy & Steering Committee. Frazier also served as Interim Chief of Staff, in addition to Legislation Director, where she was responsible for overall administrative functions, including oversight of budget and staff.
Additionally, Frazier served as a Congressional Affairs Specialist with the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency formed during the Clinton administration to encourage community and national service. She represented the budget, appropriations, and reauthorization requests of the agency and its programs to Congress, which included preparing testimony for the CEO, and engagement with policymakers.
In her positions in both the private and public sectors, Frazier has moderated and participated as a panelist on forums relating to legislative policy and voting. She is known for her well-established networking alliance comprised of diverse constituencies, confirmed through her history of successful strategizing on and off Capitol Hill.
Howard University – B.S.
HSBC USA, Washington, D.C. – Senior Vice President, Federal Government Relations; Vice President, Federal Government Relations. Represented the corporation to policymakers and regulatory agencies, responsible for analyzing legislative proposals, monitoring actions at the federal level, developing and executing senior leadership engagement, and providing strategic direction on proposed legislation and pending regulatory initiatives.
Congressman Mike Ross (D-AR), Washington, D.C. – Legislative Director; Interim Chief of Staff. Senior policy advisor, managed the legislative staff, monitored and tracked legislative priorities, and supervised constituent correspondence. She was responsible for Energy and Commerce Committee issues within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittees on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection; Telecommunications; and Oversight. During Congressman Ross’s tenure on the Financial Services Committee, which encompasses securities, financial institutions, insurance, monetary policy, and housing, she was responsible for all issues related to the committee.
Corporation for National and Community Service, Washington, D.C. – Congressional Affairs Specialist
Congressman William J. Jefferson (D-LA), Washington, D.C. – Legislative Assistant
Memberships and Recognition
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the oldest African-American sorority dedicated to service and leadership in the community.
Board of Directors, Horton’s Kids – A nonprofit formed by Capitol Hill staffers that empowers more than 500 youth in grades K-12 living in one of Washington, D.C.’s most under-resourced communities, to improve their academic outcomes, develop important character traits, and access healthy meals.
Moderator, 2020 Executive Leadership Council’s Mid-Level Manager’s Symposium Panel titled “All Power to the People: How Voting in 2020 is About More Than Casting a Vote” with U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA); Michael Steele, former Chair, RNC; and Brittany Packnett Cunningham, activist.
HSBC Culture Hero 2017
HSBC National Co-Chair, African Heritage Employee Resource Group (ERG); Black Leaders Action and Advisory Council (BLAAC)
Chair and Vice-Chair, International Policy Committee, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
Vice-Chair, Legislative Liaison Advisory Committee, American Bankers Association (ABA)
John C. Stennis Congressional Staff Fellow
Public Leadership Education Network Mentor of the Year
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the oldest African-American sorority dedicated to service and leadership in the community
While working for Congressman Ross, Frazier assisted with signature legislation passed during his tenure, including Sarbanes-Oxley, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act), and USA PATRIOT Act.
During her time with HSBC, landmark legislation was enacted, including the Dodd-Frank Act, CARD Act, Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), USMCA, and the CARES Act.