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Vince Randazzo has more than 30 years of professional, managerial and executive leadership experience in government, business and public policy. He served as a senior public affairs leader for two Fortune 50 companies, a public policy trade association executive, and a staff leader for two committees on Capitol Hill.
Vince is also an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified executive leadership coach. He works as a consultant offering leadership development and public affairs services to corporations and not-for-profit organizations and their executives.
Prior to joining Monument Strategies, Vince served as a Senior Vice President at both Wachovia Corporation, and then at the PNC Financial Services Group, where he prepared senior executives in the companies on how to effectively engage government officials and community stakeholders, led industry coalitions and advanced public policy initiatives that were important to the strategic success of the companies. As an executive with the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of leading U.S. companies, Vince instructed corporate leaders on numerous public policy engagement efforts that successfully achieved the organization's strategic objectives.
While working on Capitol Hill, Vince served as a staff leader for two key committees. As Chief of Staff to the House Rules Committee, he led a 25-person staff, and advised Congressional leaders and committee chairs on the development and execution of successful strategies that advanced the majority party's agenda. As Deputy Minority Staff Director for the House Financial Services Committee, he worked as a team leader of staff professionals responsible for press operations, speech-writing and strategic planning.
Vince is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and George Mason University with a Master of Arts degree in economics.
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Palmer C. Hamilton has held several senior posts within several administrations, and he has been active representing clients in Congress for three decades in the areas of finance and government affairs. Mr. Hamilton's prior governmental experience includes service as an Assistant to the Comptroller of the Currency and Chief of New Bank Chartering of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Mr. Hamilton has also served on various federal, state, and city boards. He has been active in the political realm in support of various candidacies, including his service as Chairman of the Reelection Committee for U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, the Ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee.
Over the years, Mr. Hamilton has acted as Washington counsel for JPMorgan Chase & Co., former Secretary of the Treasury William E. Simon, former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Preston Martin, Prudential, Sears, the Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Association of Realtors, Bayerische Landes bank, Israel Discount Bank, as well as special counsel for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Resolution Trust Corporation, and the Federal Home Loan Bank system. He has also served as an adviser to numerous public officials, including mayors, county commissioners, university presidents, Senators, Congressmen, Attorneys General, and Governors. Mr. Hamilton also ran a gubernatorial transition team. While practicing law, Mr. Hamilton has also been a regular newspaper columnist, concentrating on public affairs and financial issues.
Mr. Hamilton is a partner in the firm of Jones Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, LLP, and he has offices in that firm's Washington D.C., and Mobile, Alabama, locations.
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Robert Royer is a partner in Royer & Brooks, LLP and The McPherson Group, LLP, both specializing in regulatory and legislative matters relating to the financial services industry (domestic and multi-national banking institutions, thrifts, credit unions and securities firms), the taxation of multi-national corporations, transportation and public utilities regulation and legislation, and precious metals and domestic and international mining activities.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Royer served as Legal and Legislative Counsel to the Securities Industry Association and also served as General Counsel to the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress and Counsel to the House Administration Committee of the United States Congress. Mr. Royer has served as Special Counsel for Capital Markets to the Subcommittee on International Development Institutions and Finance of the Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives. Mr. Royer has also served as Special Counsel to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the Helsinki Commission).
Most recently, Mr. Royer was named one of the five most influential lobbyists for the financial services industry.