Richard Frisch

Richard Frisch is a 25-year strategic communications consultant, specializing in creating game-changing communications vehicles in the areas of corporate, crisis and regulatory issues management.

Mr. Frisch began his media career at CBS News, covering national politics. He then joined Reuters, where he launched the broadcast television division, and became president of the venture. In 1996, Mr. Frisch created his own firm, CTV, a strategic communications and broadcast consulting organization. He sold CTV to Medialink, and became president of the new organization, Medialink Strategic Communications. In 2007, Mr. Frisch went on to found Forum Strategies & Communications, a global strategic consultancy.

Over the years, Mr. Frisch has advised many of the world’s largest corporations on a range of high profile communications initiatives, including Altria and Philip Morris surrounding the regulation of tobacco; Diageo's corporate launch and national award-winning programs on Underage Drinking and Drinking and Driving; Microsoft legal and regulatory communications; and Daimler, Chrysler and Fiat communications programs around their corporate development, as well as a number of other hgh-profile issue and regulatory efforts for Western Union, General Motors, Southern Company, Philips, and Pfizer. Currently Mr. Frisch is advising a range of high profile clients on reputation, crisis and idenitty communications programs.

Mr. Frisch and his organizations have garnered awards for corporate image films from the U.S. Industrial Film and Video Festival, long form awards from the New York Video Festival and Association of Visual Communicators, a Telly Award, a PRSA Anvil Award, the New York /ABC Ace Award for Communications Excellence, and the CSR Excellence Award with Diageo for their Drink IQ campaign.

Mr. Frisch is a regular commentator on crisis communications for Bloomberg TV. He is also on the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs National Councill, is a recipient of GW Alumni of the Year Award, and is an advisor to Breakthrough, a national educational organization.