Frank Caliva


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, New York, Frank lives with his wife and two sons in Cumberland, Rhode Island. 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.