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NY Brand Lab Radio | Les Francis

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As a highly-regarded policy and opinion leader in national political circles, Les Francis is an insightful strategist who knows what makes politics tick. As principal and senior political strategist with the Washington Media Group, Les is a communications specialist with extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. After a distinguished career in the world of public affairs, communications and advocacy, he was also deputy assistant to President Jimmy Carter and deputy White House chief of staff. In 1981, he launched his own business, The FMR Group, which was a pioneer in the grassroots-lobbying field. Known for its innovative and effective constituency-development efforts. Les and his firm won national recognition from the Public Relations Society of America and the American Association of Political Consultants. In addition to managing or consulting dozens of initiative and referenda campaigns over the past two decades, he served as a staff member, manager, or senior adviser in campaigns for almost every office from city council to president. At different times in his career, he has also served as the Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. With his extensive and varied experience in politics and government at the local, state and federal levels, he is a frequent source for journalists as they cover or analyze current events. He has authored and co-authored articles for many of the country’s leading newspapers, and has been a guest lecturer at several universities. www.washingtonmedia.com