Award-winning political columnist, independent political pollster, and one of the most well-known communication professionals in the country, Frank Luntz, will be a keynote speaker at the National Outlook Conference sponsored by The Bond Buyer in New York next week.
Chief executive officer and founder of Luntz Global Partners, he will be the luncheon keynote speaker on Jan. 31 at 12:30 p.m. at the Metropolitan Club, where he will share his insights and predictions awaiting the U.S. municipal market in 2018.
His own company specializes in message creation and image management for commercial and political clients.
Luntz, who has worked for 50 Fortune 500 companies and CEOs, is an expert on economic, political, and financial conditions, and is known for sharing his insights on the hopes and fears of Americans in various media outlets.
He is known for his effective use of the “instant response” focus group technique to generate public opinion, as well as talking points and other messages for Republican causes.
He frequents political talk shows and magazine programs, including The Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher, Meet the Press, Nightline, The Today Show, Charlie Rose, The PBS NewsHour, Face the Nation, and Tavis Smiley. He is the author of three New York Times best-selling books and has also written about the power of language for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, The Times of London, and The Washington Post.
As a political commentator and strategist, Luntz was a primary night and election night commentator on MSNBC in 2000 and 2004. His reoccurring segments on MSNBC/CNBC, “100 Days, 1000 Voices” won an Emmy Award in 2001.
Since 2007 he has been the “Focus Group Czar” for Fox News, conducting over 100 sessions in more than 20 states, as well as co-hosting several live hour-long primetime specials and dial sessions during every presidential debate.
In 2011 and 2015, he was the only non-journalist invited to host a debate of GOP presidential contenders in Des Moines, Iowa.
For the past four years Luntz served as a news analyst on politics and corporate crisis communications for CBS News.
Besides being a U.S. political pundit, he has served as an election consultant and commentator in Canada, Britain, Israel, Ireland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Australia, Venezuela, and Ukraine.
Aside from his political consulting, Luntz has taken his expertise in politics and communication to the classroom. From 1989 until 1996, he was an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and has also taught courses at Harvard University and George Washington University.
Time magazine named him one of “50 of America’s most promising leaders aged 40 and under,” and Newsweek magazine identified him as No. 24 on their Power Elite survey. In 2012, he finished 87th in a Time magazine global poll of the “most influential people in the world.”
A Connecticut native, Luntz is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with an honors Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science, and was awarded the Thouron Fellowship for post-graduate study abroad with international scholars and other Thouron alumni.
He received his Doctorate in politics at the age of 25 from Oxford University.
In the spring of 1993, he was named a Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, making him the second-youngest individual ever to receive this honor.