Frank Maisano is a partner with PRG with more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications. His focus is on media relations, crisis communications and strategic counseling services for U.S. and international clients, including wind developers, utilities, oil and gas drillers, refiners, cement companies, transmission builders and chemical manufacturers.
Frank is a skilled media specialist whose contacts and knowledge of energy and environmental issues has resulted in a track record of success in working with media outlets across the country. Frank has organized comprehensive media relations programs in the U.S. on a range of energy and environmental issues, and his weekly energy update is a “must-read” by thousands of journalists, policymakers and lobbyists across the country.
Frank co-founded the strategic communications practice at Bracewell in 2003 following six years as a professional media relations consultant at Potomac Communications. Frank previously served as a press secretary on Capitol Hill. From 1989 to 1997, he served as a top communications advisor to United States Representatives Joe Knollenberg (R-MI), Hal Rogers (R-KY), Toby Roth (R-WI) and Bill Schuette (R-MI). He started his career in the press office of United States Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN).
Frank is also an adjunct professor at The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, where he teaches public relations and government communications courses. He previously taught corporate communications and negotiations/bargaining in the MBA and graduate marketing programs at Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School. He also serves as guest lecturer on communications and environment and energy issues for several academic programs, including Northwestern’s Medill School for Journalism, The American University, New York University, the College of William and Mary, and Rutgers, Colorado, Florida Atlantic, and Syracuse Universities.
For Grist’s feature on Frank and PRG from November 2011, click here.
For C-Span feature on Frank and PRG from August 2012, click here.
For Morning Consult’s feature on Frank and PRG from September 2015, click here.
For Bloomberg’s feature on Frank and PRG from May 2016, click here.
For E&E News’ feature on Frank and PRG from August 2016, click here.
For Inside EPA’s feature on Frank and PRG from October 2017, click here.
For Frank’s visit to The Press Pool SiriusXM radio show from February 2018, click here.
M.B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2004
B.A., Hillsdale College, 1989
“The Insider: A Reputation for Straight Talk in a Jungle of Spin,” The Daily Climate, September 20, 2011.
“Plugged In,” National Journal Daily, November 19, 2010.
“Thank You for Emitting,” EMAGAZINE.com, February 28, 2006.