Fran Griffin is president of Griffin Communications, a public relations firm founded in 1980, the president of the Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation, and the Chief Executive Officer of Finance Business Forms Company. She is a publisher, event manager, writer, editor, and publicist of worthy causes.
Miss Griffin was born and raised in Chicago. She has a B.A. from Rosary College (now Dominican University) and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. She was a talk show host on WYCA-AM (Hammond, Indiana) for three years. She also was a candidate for Illinois State Senate and the Illinois chairman of Young Americans for Freedom.
She came to Washington, D.C. to work as legislative assistant to Congressman
Tom Corcoran (R-IL), and later went to work as Media Director for the
American Conservative Union when Congressman Phil Crane (R-IL) was chairman.
She left ACU to take a position in the Reagan for President campaign
in 1979 and, after his election, headed up a transition team on the Corporation
for Public Broadcasting (The team recommended that CPB be abolished.)
In 1980, she founded Griffin Communications, a public relations firm
which promotes conservative and Christian causes through organizing and
managing events, and by writing and editing organization newsletters.
The firm has represented hundreds of clients over the years.
From 1994 to 2007, she was publisher of Sobran’s: The Real
News of the Month, a monthly newsletter written by Joe Sobran.
In 2003, she founded the Fitzgerald
an “Old Right” nonprofit organization dedicated education
on the glorious traditions of the Christian West — which seem to
be vanishing from our culture and society.
Miss Griffin manages the Foundation website, fgfBooks.com, which posts new columns each week. She recently republished Joe Sobran's book, Hustler: The Clinton Legacy,
which was written during the Clinton years in the White House. Ann Coulter wrote the Foreword to the book. In 2015," she and Tom Bethell edited a collection of
Joe Sobran's work, Subtracting Christianity: Essays on American Culture and Society, a collection of
117 essays published by FGF Books in 2015. She was editor of Joseph Sobran: The National Review Years, a
212-page hardcover collection of articles, released in 2012. Through her various organizations, she has overseen the publication of many articles,
newsletters, and books, including Shots Fired: Sam Francis On America's Culture War (FGF Books, 2006, 385
Miss Griffin is on the Board of Directors of the Mencken Club, and
the Marriage and Family Recovery Programs. She is in
the Third Order of St. Dominic, the lay branch of the Dominican Order, and
active in many roles in the Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C., and
in Defend Life, a pro-life organization in the Washington, D.C. area.
In 2017, Miss Griffin married Col. James T. Berkenbaugh, Jr., U.S Army (retired), M.D., O.P.
Miss Griffin is available for speaking engagements on various topics, including public relations campaigns, political activism, pro-life
issues, and the life and legacies of Joe Sobran and Samuel Francis. Contact her at email@example.com for more information.