Becker & Poliakoff

Frank Vitello

Government Relations Consultant


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      • University at Buffalo


Frank Vitello has successfully led legislative and policy efforts at the federal and state level, managed issue campaigns nationally and locally, has aided clients with new ventures and acquisitions, market penetration, and in developing branding and partnering opportunities.

Formerly, Frank served as chief strategist for the National Fisheries Institute (NFI), the leading trade association representing the U.S. seafood community both domestically and internationally. His responsibilities included building and developing the industry’s political programs, political giving strategy, messaging and crisis management abilities. A large part of Frank’s responsibilities were also to work with foreign governments to establish parity with U.S. regulatory bodies. Today, Vitello Consulting is recognized among the top boutique firms servicing the international seafood community.

Frank also works directly with a number of sovereign governments throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. This practice area commonly necessitates balancing the delicate relationships between Sovereign States, Intergovernmental Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, and multinational corporations.

Frank served as Professional Staff for the United States House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources. Regarded as key staff, Vitello was part of the ‘inner circle’ of advisors to the Chairman on some of the most contentious measures before the Committee’s jurisdiction. His relationships with the Speaker of the House, Committee Chairmen of the House Select Committee on Intelligence and House Foreign Relations Committee, as well as key members and committees of the U.S. Senate are well established.