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Nick Franklin is Senior Principal at Public Affairs Dimensions, a strategic public affairs and communications firm located in Newport Beach, California.  He serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Health Care Policy and Management at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).  He also serves as a member of the Leadership Council for the Center for the Study of Democracy at UCI.  He is a Health Outcomes Advisor to Freedom From Hunger and is a member of the Development Committee with MicroCredit Enterprises. 

Franklin is active on a number of civic and non-profit boards.  He is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of the New Mexico State University Foundation, where he chairs the Audit Committee. He is a member of the Executive Boards of both the Boy Scouts of America’s Western Region and Orange County Council.  

Mr. Franklin retired as senior vice president of public affairs for PacifiCare Health Systems in 2004.  In that position, he was responsible for the development and achievement of strategic public policy and communications goals and objectives for PacifiCare.  He provided corporate-level leadership to the company in government relations, regulatory affairs, public relations, community relations, and organizational communications.

In addition to his PacifiCare activities, Franklin represented the company in a number of industry groups including the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) where he chaired the Strategic Communications Committee.   He is past national chairman of the Public Affairs Council, an organization of public affairs professionals. 

Before joining PacifiCare, Franklin was senior vice president of public affairs for FHP International.  Prior to joining FHP he was President and co-founder of Southwest Public Affairs, Inc. based in Albuquerque, New Mexico and attorney/partner with the law firm of Sutin, Thayer & Browne, P.C.

Franklin has had more than 40 years of experience in the public affairs arena.  His expertise in government and administrative law, government relations and public policy development was acquired over a career which included service as an aide to a U.S. Senator, Chief Legislative Assistant and legal advisor to the Governor of New Mexico, and Secretary of Energy for New Mexico.

Franklin received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from New Mexico State University, Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University Law School and Certificate, Senior Managers in Government Program from the JFK School of Government, Harvard University.

Nick Franklin, Senior Principal
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Public Affairs Dimensions, LLC
PO Box 15475
Newport Beach, CA 92659



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