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Vincent RandazzoProfile of Vincent Randazzo, Principal and Founder
Capitol Knowledge LLC

Vincent Randazzo has a long track record of executing public policy strategies that produce results. At Capitol Knowledge, he empowers his clients with excellent strategic planning and communications skills, out of the box thinking, and political savvy to help them respond to their government affairs challenges and objectiives.

Prior to establishing Capitol Knowledge in 2013, Vince served as a Senior Vice President and the Director of Government Affairs for PNC Financial Services Group, where he opened the company’s first government affairs office in Washington, DC. While there, he developed a senior executive program for engaging elected officials in their communities, established industry coalitions, led several trade association government affairs committees, and built the infrastructure to communicate public policy activities and priorities with employees and other stakeholders.

Previous to that, Vince served as Senior Vice President and the Director of Government Relations for Wachovia Corporation, where he directed all of the legislative, political and public policy activities of the corporation and its various lines of business. He also served on the management team that set operational policy for the Legal Division. While there, he integrated his department into the regular strategic planning processes of market leaders, and created partnerships with community leaders and consumer advocates to address local market concerns.
An experienced trade association executive, Vince also served as Director of Public Policy for the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of leading U.S. companies. There he provided leadership and direction to three CEO-led public policy task forces, and led many of the organization’s direct lobbying, coalition management, grassroots and grasstops advocacy, and voter education programs.
During his 20 years on Capitol Hill, Vince was a professional staff member of the House Rules Committee and a senior aid to Representative David Dreier (R-CA). As Rules Committee Chief of Staff, he was the Chairman’s senior floor expert and chief legislative strategist. He managed the 25-person committee staff, and worked with Congressional leaders and committee chairs to schedule legislation and develop and execute legislative strategies and decisions on behalf of the majority party. He finished his career on Capitol Hill as the Deputy Minority Staff Director for the House Financial Services Committee. There he directly managed staff responsible for press operations and speechwriting, and coordinated communications and strategy with House leaders and Members of the Committee during consideration of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Randazzo 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. He is also an executive leadership coach, having received an Associate Certified Coach designation by the International Coach Federation (IFC), and completed George Mason University's professional training program in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance.


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