Frank’s expertise lies at the intersection of business and government. As president of consultancy P.R. Quinlan, he helps energy companies understand and respond successfully to public policy opportunities and challenges. Frank and his team have over three decades’ of experience in retail electricity and clean energy markets in more than 20 states, and the firm leverages its strong network of public stakeholder relationships to build outside consensus and support for clients’ policy goals. Frank’s public affairs and advocacy skills help organizations to see the private opportunity in public policy trends, and then engage the right strategy to successfully achieve their objectives. He provides the insight and leadership needed to help organizations think through complicated issues.
Prior to founding P.R. Quinlan in July 2014, Frank managed the public affairs practice at Strategic Communications, LLC, where he provided strategic consultation and government relations assistance to clients in multiple sectors – including energy, education, healthcare, financial services, engineering, manufacturing, and more. Frank also worked as a senior industry and trade analyst at the U.S. Department of Commerce. His portfolio included identifying trade and policy barriers to the international competitiveness of U.S. clean energy firms and developing effective strategies to overcome those obstacles.
A native of Syracuse, NY, Frank currently resides with his wife and son in Arlington, VA. He has a Master of Arts degree, with distinction, from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where he concentrated in international business-government relations, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, summa cum laude, from Providence College.