Michael D. Frandsen has worked in public affairs and corporate communications for more than 20 years. He is currently a director in the Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a particular focus on religious freedom. Michael began his career in journalism but early on served as Press Secretary for a U.S. Senator in Washington, DC, developing significant experience over the years in the legislative and public policy arenas. He’s helped lead the public affairs and corporate communications efforts of several Fortune 500 companies, including CIGNA, Rio Tinto and eBay working in Salt Lake City, Chicago, Philadelphia and London. He holds a master’s degree in Comparative Politics from The Ohio State University, a master’s degree in Journalism from Boston University, and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Japanese from Brigham Young University. Michael’s married and has four children.