frank is coordinated and operated by the staff of the UF Center for Public Interest Communications and a team of UF students and consultants.
2020 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
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
2021 frank prize Steering Committee
We’d like to thank our prize committee for taking on the rigorous task of reviewing all of the entrants and selecting the top three.
Previous prize finalists and winners appear in bold.
Amy Chadwick, Ph.D.
Amy Lynn Smith
Ann Searight Christiano
Annie Neimand, Ph.D.
Chelsea Schein, Ph.D.
Davin Phoenix, Ph.D.
Erica Rosenthal, Ph.D.
Julia Fraustino, Ph.D.
Gordon Kraft-Todd, Ph.D
Jack Barry, Ph.D.
Jasmine McNealy, Ph.D.
Jay Hmielowski, Ph.D.
Jeremy Yip, Ph.D.
Jon Roozenbeek, Ph.D.
Kelly Chernin, Ph.D.
Kristin Joys, Ph.D.
Kurt Gray, Ph.D.
Linda Hon, Ph.D.
Lisa Fazio, Ph.D.
Melody Mohebi, Ph.D.
Myiah Hutchens, Ph.D.
Natalie Tindall, Ph.D.
Sam Snyder, Ph.D.
Sander van der Linden, Ph.D.
Shom Mazumder, Ph.D.
Spiro Kiousis, Ph.D.
Troy Campbell, Ph.D.
Yu Hao Lee, Ph.D.