Jonathan Franks, Founder and President of Lucid Public Relations, is a seasoned business adviser with a background in crisis management, public affairs, and strategic communications. His work in national politics and private practice in Washington, D.C. gave him a wealth of experience in high stakes litigation (criminal and civil), political communications, and “bet-the-company situations.” Jonathan takes great pride in his ability to respond to a communications crisis quickly, strategically, and effectively—bringing calm to otherwise chaotic situations. Jonathan earned his bachelor’s degree in Government and Economics from Connecticut College in 2004 before handling PR for high profile criminal cases at a major Washington, D.C. law firm. In 2006, Jonathan became Staff Assistant to House of Representatives Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, overseeing a variety of communications and logistics responsibilities. In February 2008, Jonathan relocated to Los Angeles to work at a prominent PR agency, where he gained experience managing high-profile accounts. His clients have appeared on/in Good Morning America, The Today Show, Access Hollywood, The CBS Evening News, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe, to name a few.
Andrew Dubbins, Executive Vice President, offers a blend of experience in politics, journalism, and entertainment. His clients have appeared on/in NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Doctors, Rachael Ray, Fox News, CNN, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Yahoo!, The Huffington Post, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, and more. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Georgetown University with a double major in English and Government. While on the Hill, he worked in the Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein, assisting with communications and outreach activities. As a journalist, Andrew has written articles for major online outlets including Slate, Yahoo!, and The Huffington Post; and researched and co-wrote stories for Pierre Thomas and Lisa Stark at ABC World News. Andrew also draws from his experience in entertainment, having worked in development at Discovery Communications, Skydance Productions, and Village Roadshow Pictures.
“I’ve always been impressed by LUCID’s level of service. Whether I’m attending a business launch, charity fundraiser, or media event, I can always count on a LUCID team member being there. I’m grateful for their professionalism, dedication, and friendship over the years, and I look forward to continuing our relationship in the future.” – Montel Williams
“Since 1988 the American Health Journal has worked with many publicists and PR Firms to arrange for on-camera interviews. In that time we have never worked with a more professional, experienced and exceptional company as LUCID Public Relations. They are simply the best!” – Roland Perez (Executive Producer, American Health Journal/PBS)
“I met Team LUCID shortly after publishing my first book The 15 Minute Heart Cure. I was impressed by their creativity and the caliber of media placements they were able to secure locally and nationally. The work I did with them still benefits me nearly 2 years later. The talented LUCID team is extraordinarily professional, current, creative and innovative, which are all essential for modern day messaging.” – Dr. John Kennedy