A native of Bardstown, Kentucky, Frank joined the KAM team after holding leadership roles in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.
Frank was an advisor to and investor in a transportation safety technology start-up before joining KAM. From 2017-2020, he served as the chief of staff of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, directing a dozen Kentucky state government agencies with some 1,800 team members and a $280 million annual budget. He spent a year as the acting commissioner of Kentucky’s wildlife management and conservation agency, leading a team of 400 and managing an $80 million annual budget.
For more than a decade, Frank advised companies and prominent institutions on public affairs issues in Washington, D.C., and state capitols across the country as a principal of Atticus Ventures, where his work included leading the public affairs initiatives here in the U.S. of the Property Council of Australia, and advising the Smithsonian Institution’s Wilson Center, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Churchill Downs Inc.
Frank started Atticus after several years on the management team of Churchill, heading up the iconic Kentucky company’s local, state, and federal advocacy and public affairs initiatives. Prior to Churchill, Frank led the privatization of a U.S. Navy weapons and engineering base in Louisville, converting the facility and most of its workforce to private sector management in a project that saved a thousand STEM and manufacturing jobs for the region. He directed government affairs and successful community and regional initiatives as a vice president with the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce. His volunteer work includes service on the boards of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Foundation, the Southern Growth Policies Board, the West Louisville Boys Choir, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, and the University of Louisville Board of Trustees.
Frank served six years as a U.S. Navy intelligence officer at sea with a carrier air wing and ashore as the head intelligence briefer and in other assignments for a four-star U.S. and NATO commander. He received a B.A. with honors from the University of Louisville, where he was twice elected student body president. Frank and his family live in Louisville.