Director, Government Relations
Orbital Sciences Corporation
Michelle Ledger Frank is currently responsible for all state and local government affairs at Dulles-based Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB). Since joining Orbital in 2002, her responsibilities have included public affairs, lobbying for defense programs on Capitol Hill, and working with state and local governments on policy, transportation, workforce and expansion related issues. While serving as Orbital's PAC Director, she has grown PAC revenue 500% and greatly expanded the number of candidates supported.
Prior to joining Orbital Sciences, Ms. Frank ran public relations and communication efforts for a technology start-up and a non-profit engineering association. Her experience in politics began in the White House Press Office and later led her to a campaign consulting firm where she honed her skills in the fast-paced campaign environment. While at the firm clients included a sitting United States President, three foreign heads of state, one U.S. Presidential candidate and more than 15 Gubnetorial and Congressional candidates.
Ms. Frank serves on the Governor's Aerospace Advisory Board and is a member of the American League of Lobbyists. In Loudoun County, she serves on the Economic Development Commission. She also serves as a National Officer with Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) Fraternity.
Ms. Frank holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from Illinois State University and is a resident of Ashburn, VA.