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Frank Maisano is a skilled media specialist with more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications. His focus on media relations, crisis communications and strategic counseling services has allowed him to build a client base of United States and international clients, including upstream and downstream energy companies, cement companies, transmission builders, and chemical manufacturers. Frank’s contacts and knowledge of energy and environmental issues has resulted in a track record of success in working with media outlets across the country. He has organized comprehensive media relations programs in the U.S. on a range of energy and environmental issues, and his weekly energy update is considered 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. He previously served as a press secretary on Capitol Hill. From 1989 to 1997, he served as a top communications advisor to U.S. 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 U.S. Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN).

He 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. Frank 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, Rutgers, Colorado, Florida Atlantic and Syracuse Universities.

*Non-Attorney Consultant



Johns Hopkins University,
Master of Business Administration
Hillsdale College,
Bachelor of Arts


National Press Club
Washington Automotive Press Association



Energy's Perry having blast running agency he vowed to kill

June 3, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle Online

The confusing, wild world of science in the Trump era

January 27, 2017
Christian Science Monitor Online, The

King of the energy flacks

December 21, 2016
Environment & Energy Daily

Inside Trump's 'open mind' on climate change

December 10, 2016
Washington Examiner Online

Pocket Profile: Frank Maisano

September 28, 2015
Washington Examiner Online

Frank Maisano Earns His Media

September 8, 2015
Morning Consult

Environmental Poll? Buyers Beware

February 17, 2015
Morning Consult

Who Deserves Credit for Lower Prices at the Pump?

January 23, 2015
Atlantic Online, The

Ocean energy bureau gets new director

December 18, 2014
FuelFix - Houston Chronicle

Hazy political future for Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein

November 10, 2014
Desert Sun - Online, The

The new landscape of lobbying

June 2, 2014
Washington Post Online, The

Md. Governor Vetoes Anti-Wind Bill, Saves Proposed Project

May 20, 2014
North American WINDPOWER - Online

Spike in rail accidents fuel push to build Keystone XL pipeline

January 26, 2014
Washington Times Communities - Online

Harry Reid's Power Line

January 22, 2014
National Journal

Unlikely alliance in Green Tea mix

November 15, 2013
Chicago Tribune

EPA Proposes Pollution Regulations For New Power Plants

September 24, 2013
North American WINDPOWER - Online

Windmill man optimistic about the future

July 16, 2013
Hill Online, The

China poised to top U.S. as top oil buyer

March 14, 2013
Washington Times Online

Post Election Update

November 9, 2012

Obama: 'Pass Clean Energy Tax Credits And Create These Jobs'

January 25, 2012
North American WINDPOWER - Online

Tax Law Provision Driving Wind Farm Development

September 21, 2011

Why Washington is no help at the pump

May 23, 2011
Houston Chronicle Online/chron.com

How the Oil Lobby Greases Washington's Wheels

April 6, 2011
Huffington Post, The

E.P.A. Under Fire in D.C.

February 9, 2011
WRC-TV Online

EPA under fire — if only the 'E' stood for jobs

February 8, 2011
Today Online - NBC Television Network

Obama speech to focus on jobs, economy and little else

January 24, 2011
San Francisco Examiner Online

Plugged In

November 19, 2010
National Journal Daily