The Team

Principal Organizers

Ann Christiano

Gathering Director

Ellen Nodine

Gathering Operations

Annie Neimand

Gathering Research Director

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Frank Steering Committee

Andy Burness, president, Burness
Ann Christiano, Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications, UF
Mark Dessauer, vice president, Spitfire Strategies
Julia Fraustino, assistant professor, West Virginia University
Kristen Grimm, president, Spitfire Strategies
Erin B. Hart, chief innovation officer, Spitfire Strategies
Bobby Jones, chief marketing and communications officer, Peace First
Joe Marx, director of program communications, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Ben Milder, principal and director of public policy, Burness
Scott Montgomery, head of content, Education Week
David Morse, former chief communications officer, Atlantic Philanthropies
Rich Neimand, president, Neimand Collaborative
Prita Piekara. Spitfire Strategies
Aaryn Richard
, communications manager for Michigan State University Foundation
Matt Sheehan, journalism faculty, UF
Amy Lynn Smith, writer + strategist
Renee Woodside, foundation manager, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

2019 frank prize Steering Committee

Sara Bleich, Ph.D.
Troy Campbell, Ph.D.
Kelly Chernin, Ph.D.
Ann Christiano
Erica Ciszek, Ph.D.
Lisa Fazio, Ph.D.
Jennifer Messenger Heilbronner
Linda Hon, Ph.D.
Bobby Jones
Beth Kanter
Spiro Kiousis, Ph.D.
Nat Kendall-Taylor, Ph.D.
Ben Milder
Annie Neimand, Ph.D.
Jeff Niederdeppe, Ph.D.
Chelsea Schein, Ph.D.
Hana Shepherd, Ph.D.
Amy Lynn Smith
Sander van der Linden, Ph.D.
Frank Waddell, Ph.D.