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TED FRIER

For more than 30 years, governors, cabinet secretaries and other chief executives in business and government have relied on Ted Frier’s work as an executive speechwriter and a communications strategist to build public credibility and trust in connection with critical and often complex and contentious objectives.

Frier’s words have helped shape important developments in a variety of public policy areas.  As chief speechwriter for Governor Paul Cellucci, he was the principal author of the 2000 State of the State Address that showcased the late governor’s vision for Massachusetts at the opening of the new millennium.  With the Secretary of Education, Frier developed the messages and materials used to build public understanding and support for the state’s historic Education Reform Act, which was signed by Governor William Weld in 1993. 

For the past 15 years prior to becoming a consultant, Frier served the Massachusetts Port Authority, where he helped to craft the communications strategy used by Massport to modernize Logan Airport, overcome three decades of public opposition to a new Logan runway, secure funding for the dredging of Boston Harbor, and regain the public’s trust after the tragedy of 9/11.  

Frier began his career in Boston as a reporter for the State House News Service.  Among the publications that have featured his work are the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Business Journal, Banker & Tradesman, Law360, Commonwealth and CEOWorld.  He is a two-time recipient of the “Bell Ringer Award” from the Publicity Club of New England.

 

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