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Market Talk with Howard Franklin of Ohio River South

The BG Podcast: Conversations at the intersection of business, community, and public policy, from the Austin metro and around Texas.

On today’s episode we visit with our Atlanta-based colleague, Howard Franklin. This episode was originally recorded on December 11, 2019.

Howard is managing partner at Ohio River South, a lobbying firm operating in the Atlanta metro, the state of Georgia, and Southeastern United States. He and Bingham Group CEO A.J. discuss Ohio River South’s growth, the entrepreneur-lobbyist mindset, and the particulars of state and local lobbying.

About Howard

Splitting time between state capitals and the campaign trail, Howard Franklin has worked across two dozen states to advance the careers and policies of the South’s leading lawmakers. After running a nonprofit for former Mayor Maynard Jackson, Howard served three years in the administration of Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin. He spent another five years with DeKalb, Fulton and Jefferson County governments.

Howard has led dozens of successful campaigns for leaders like Atlanta City Councilmembers Kwanza Hall and Amir Farokhi, Atlanta Board of Education Chair Jason Esteves, State Senator Jason Carter and Meridian, MS Mayor Percy Bland, DeKalb Solicitor Sherry Boston and Fulton Solicitor Keith Gammage. He also led the effort that returned the United Democratic Party to power in the Cayman Islands Parliament.

Learn more about Howard and Ohio River South here.

Follow Ohio River South on Twitter at: @OhioRiverSouth

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