Frank Maisano is a Senior Principal in the firm’s government relations and strategic communications practice, 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.
He 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.
Mr. Maisano joined Bracewell & Giuliani in 2003 after 15 years as a press secretary on Capitol Hill and as a professional media consultant specializing in energy and environment issues. He is a founder of the firm's strategic communications practice and represents wind developers, utilities, oil & gas drillers, refiners, cement companies, transmission builders and chemical manufacturers on the strategic communications aspects of an array of policy, political, legal and energy project siting issues. Mr. Maisano is also an expert in crisis management for corporations and institutions, having worked in many different arenas, including the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill for a number of clients.
Currently, Mr. Maisano is 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.
Publications and Speeches
"The Insider: A Reputation for Straight Talk in a Jungle of Spin," The Daily Climate, September 20, 2011.
"Plugged In," Feature story on Frank Maisano, National Journal Daily, November 19, 2010.
"Thank You for Emitting," Interview with Jim Motavalli, EMAGAZINE.com.
M.B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2004
B.A., Hillsdale College, 1989
National Press Club
Washington Automotive Press Association