Two-time Emmy award winning broadcast journalist Fred Francis has 42 years of experience in the communications industry. He recently retired as a senior correspondent after 30 years with NBC News, one of its national security reporters; an expert on terrorism and Homeland security.

Francis, who has covered every major war worldwide for the network and who spent 8 years as its Pentagon correspondent, today lectures on media relations, crisis communications and offers media training for individuals and large corporations.

MAI Photo News Agency: About Fred FrancisSought after by corporations and individuals who do business with the defense establishment for his expertise and experience, Fred Francis can be the premier trainer and promotions expert for your company. His stellar reputation earned him the Distinguished Service Award from the Military Officers Association of America.

MAI, with Fred’s expertise, offers extensive digital video services to demonstrate business products or corporate strategies. If your business needs a crisis communications plan or has one that has not been exercised, Francis leads a “Red Team” to test your readiness and teach your leaders how to communicate with the media during untimely news coverage.

This year, Francis is responsible for training more than one thousand managers worldwide for a major international hotel corporation.

Working as a strategic communications consultant to NASA, Francis provided key advice and planning for its top executives leading up to the return of flight of the space shuttle Columbia.

In 2005, Francis was the principle leader and writer of a team at Louisiana State University, completely re-organizing the schools communications office.

This year, and for the past decade, Francis has lectured and offered media training to senior US Government executives and top military leaders and officers as part of the National Security Studies program at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School.

No assignment is too daunting for Francis. As an example of his persistence to succeed, in January 2003, as the US was preparing for war in Iraq, covertly sending CIA teams and Special Forces into that country, NBC News asked Francis to find a way in, too. His team of Greg Mathieson and three others infiltrated into Iraq and set up an operational news team eleven miles from the Iraqi front line two months before other reporters and US Forces arrived.

Whether it be news reporting, on camera presentations, voice-overs or strategic media training and consulting, Fred Francis is the one to go to.