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Levin Center at Wayne Law announces new advisory board member

George A. Frank­lin of Kalamazoo has been appointed to the bipartisan advisory board for the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School.

He joins 18 other members on the board.

Franklin is president of Franklin Public Affairs LLC, a government relations firm established in April 2005.

Previously, he was vice president – worldwide government relations for Kellogg Co.; an attorney in private practice in Washington, D.C., representing Kellogg; a legislative aide in the office of former U.S. Rep. Frank Thompson, D-N.J., and on the Special Subcommittee on Labor of the U.S. House of Representatives; election counsel for the Carter presidential campaign; special counsel to the Maryland Consumer Council; and a staff assistant to the sergeant at arms in the Florida State Senate.

He has served as chair of the Grocery Manufacturers of America’s International Affairs Group and chair of its Washington Representatives Committee, as well as a member of the Government Affairs Council and State Affairs Committee. In addition, he is a past chairman of the American Frozen Foods Institute and its legislative committee, a former member and past chair of the Board of Trustees of Western Michigan University and a former member of the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Advisory Committee, Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Consumer Goods for Trade Policy Matters of the U.S. Department of Commerce and Michigan Manufacturers Association.

He earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from American University in Washington, D.C.

Launched in March 2015, the Levin Center at Wayne Law strives to educate future attorneys, business leaders, legislators and public servants on their role overseeing public and private institutions and using oversight as an instrument of change. The center is named in honor of former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. senator, who retired at the beginning of 2015 after 36 years in the Senate. Levin serves as chair of the Levin Center and on the law school’s faculty as distinguished legislator in residence.

For more information about the Levin Center, and to read more about the members of the advisory board, visit law.wayne.edu/levincenter.


WCCDBA general  membership meeting and board nominations

The Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association will hold its general membership meeting from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, June 24 in Room 810 of the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, 1441 St. Antoine, Detroit. Nominations for the WCCDBA board will be taken at this meeting. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Note that elections will be held in Room 810 on August 24, 25 and 26.