Veteran Public Affairs Strategist Michael Frazier Joins SKDK

Frazier to Serve as Executive Vice President in firm’s New York Public Affairs Practice

New York, NY – Today, SKDK announced Michael Frazier joined SKDK’s Public Affairs practice in New York as an Executive Vice President. Frazier will support corporate, crisis, and advocacy clients, as well as develop business and engage in leadership initiatives at the firm. Frazier brings over two decades of communications expertise to his role at SKDK, spanning journalism, politics, advocacy, and business.

“We are so fortunate to have Michael join the team,” said SKDK CEO, Doug Thornell. “He is among the most accomplished communications professionals in the state of New York and will play a critical role as an adviser to our clients across the non-profit, corporate and advocacy spaces.”

“I am so excited to be part of the next chapter at SKDK, one of the most widely respected public affairs firms in the country,” said Frazier. “I’ve long followed and admired the firm’s work and I’m proud to join this world-class team.”

A former reporter for Newsday and the Associated Press, Frazier spent more than a decade at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, playing a key role in shaping communications around one of the most consequential and hallowed sites in the United States. He also served in a top communications role at Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), and in 2020, Frazier served as national spokesperson for Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign.  

About SKDK

SKDK is a top national communications and political consulting firm that brings unparalleled strategic communications experience to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, philanthropic organizations and labor unions, as well as political committees and candidates. With offices in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, and Albany, SKDK offers strategic support to manage a crisis, protect a brand, advocate for an issue, or win an election. 

In 2022, SKDK served as strategists and admakers for winning campaigns including Governor Wes Moore of Maryland, Senator Mark Kelly of Arizona, Governor Laura Kelly of Kansas, and Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut – and in 2020, was a key adviser to the historic Biden-Harris campaign.  SKDK has won the Holmes Report’s influential North America Public Affairs Agency of the Year multiple times and was listed by the Observer as one of the best public relations firms in America for 2023. To learn more about SKDK, visit our website at

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