Frank Donatelli

Political Consultant, Lawyer, Activist and Treasurer of The Board of Young America's Foundation

A long-time activist in conservative causes, Frank is Executive Vice President and Director of Federal Public Affairs for McGuireWoods Consulting. He also serves as counsel to McGuireWoods LLP. His previous appointments have included serving as an assistant to President Reagan for Political and Intergovernmental Affairs and as deputy assistant to the President for Public Liaison at the White House. He served on White House Chief of Staff James Baker’s team that negotiated presidential debates in early 1984 and ran Baker’s 1978 campaign for Attorney General of Texas. He also assisted Baker in the 2000 Florida recount on behalf of the Bush-Cheney team. Frank was a senior advisor to Bob Dole in 1996 and previously worked in the presidential campaigns of George Bush and Ronald Reagan.

Frank has appeared on numerous public affairs programs on MSNBC, Fox News and CNN, and is a noted writer whose articles have been printed in the Washington Post, the Washington Times and the New York Daily News. He also writes an online column for The Hill newspaper. Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, he was a partner in the Washington office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP where his practice focused on legislative issues, including appropriations and general commerce matters.

Frank is also Chairman of the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors and serves as secretary and treasurer of the board of Young America’s Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving President Reagan’s Ranch in Santa Barbara, California as an historical property and as a vehicle to bring Reagan’s beliefs and values to the next generation of Young Americans.

Fall College Retreat
Nov 13

11:00 am