Howard Franklin

NLC Atlanta '10 Alumnus
NLC Managing Partner, Ohio River South

Democracy: Voting Rights and Freedom of the Press

Splitting time between state capitals and the campaign trail, Howard Franklin has led nonprofits, served in government, elected and lobbied government officials across two dozen states. He maintains ‘dual-citizenship’ in the public and private sectors and has helped drive billions in public investment while consulting for industry leaders across technology, healthcare, hospitality, transit and real estate. Four years ago, he founded Ohio River South – a southern-focused government affairs firm that has served more than 200 clients in nine southern states. Howard is a frequent contributor on CNN, NPR and MSNBC, and often quoted in the pages of the Washington Post, The Hill and Roll Call. He earned degrees in sociology and English from Morehouse College.

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