Frank’s expertise lies at the intersection of business and government. He is experienced in working with organizations to identify appropriate public resources and opportunities to support the achievement of strategic objectives. This requires building strong public-private partnerships, developing clear and cogent policy analysis, and translating that analysis into action.
Prior to founding P.R. Quinlan in July of 2014, Frank managed the public affairs practice at Strategic Communications, LLC, using his experience with energy and environmental industry sectors, economic affairs, and strategic planning to identify and influence legislative and regulatory issues facing clients in both the traditional fossil fuel energy sector and the growing renewable energy area. He also provided strategic planning facilitation to clients in multiple sectors – including energy, education, healthcare, financial services, engineering, manufacturing, and more.
Frank’s public affairs and advocacy skills help organizations to see the private opportunity in public policy trends, and then engage the right strategy to successfully achieve their objectives. He provides the insight and leadership needed to help organizations think through complicated issues.
Prior to joining Strategic Communications, LLC, Frank worked as a senior international trade specialist at the U.S. Department of Commerce. His experience includes identifying trade and policy barriers to the competitiveness of clean energy firms and developing effective strategies to overcome those obstacles.
A native of Syracuse, NY, Frank currently resides in Arlington, VA. He has a Master of Arts degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where he concentrated in international business-government relations, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Providence College.
Over the last thirty-five years, Michael Meath has helped hundreds of organizations throughout North America navigate critical issues related to legislative, regulatory and public relations matters. He specializes in assisting company leaders in their engagement of serious conversations that shape public policy at the local, state, and federal level. In addition to his role at P.R. Quinlan as Senior Policy Advisor, Meath is a regular spokesperson for the American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers (“ACCES”), a consumer education and media outreach organization based in Washington, DC. ACCES and its supplier members works to help consumers better understand and take advantage of the benefits of energy choice.
Prior to his work on behalf of P.R. Quinlan, Meath spent more than a decade leading Strategic Communications, LLC, a highly-respected government relations, crisis communications, public relations and strategic planning firm with offices in Syracuse, NY and Washington, DC.
He has extensive experience in the energy and healthcare fields, and is an assistant professor at Syracuse University and McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. He has been a registered lobbyist in several states, and is a published author of numerous articles, testimony, and position papers.
Meath holds a master’s degree in communications management from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and a bachelor’s degree in business management & economics from the State University of New York. He is an FAA certified private pilot.
Suzanne comes to P.R. Quinlan with experience in government affairs and advocacy at the federal, state, and municipal levels. She delivers the research and analysis clients need on the latest policy and regulatory developments affecting their businesses.
Suzanne also manages the day-to-day operations of the American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers, a unique national effort undertaken by a group of competitive retail natural gas and electricity suppliers committed to consumer education and media outreach, in order to help consumers better understand and take advantage of the benefits of energy choice.
Prior to joining P.R. Quinlan, Suzanne served in the Indigenous Peoples Rights Clinic as a student-attorney where she advised tribal leaders on Massachusetts state legislative and regulatory issues, and developed and authored tribal nation criminal and civil codes. Previously, Suzanne served as a government affairs associate at AARP, AIDS Action Committee, and earlier at Blue Cross-Blue Shield Massachusetts, where she provided analysis on healthcare policy issues, including the implications of the Affordable Care Act.
Suzanne holds a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Manhattan College. She serves on the board of directors of the non-profit, Hope of the Generation Uganda. Originally from Long Island, New York, Suzanne now lives in Washington.
Terence X. McInerney
Terry is an energy management and regulatory consultant with over 37 years’ experience in the energy industry including over 18 in the deregulated marketplace. His industry experience has included key management positions in the areas of regulatory oversight and public relations, operations and customer acquisition marketing, product supply and customer relations management.
Terry has successfully collaborated on many New York regulatory proceedings with other ESCO’s, the NYSPSC and industry organizations. Terry’s successful energy experience has included taking a startup ESCO from a fledgling business to one that is now recognized as a significant player in the energy arena while focusing on a business model that has emphasized sustainable, profitable growth in earnings and customer base.
Terry is a graduate of Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He resides in Fayetteville, New York with his wife Barbara.