Frank Sharry

Frank Sharry is founder and Executive Director of America’s Voice. With the support of allies in the immigration reform community, he created the new organization in early 2008 to focus on communications and media as part of a renewed effort to win comprehensive immigration reform. Prior to heading America’s Voice, Frank served as Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum for 17 years. The Forum, based in Washington D.C., is one of America’s premier immigration policy organizations, and has been at the centre of every major legislative and policy debate related to immigration for the past quarter of a century. Before coming to Washington, DC, Frank served as Executive Director of Centro Presente, a local organization working with Central American refugees in the greater Boston area, where he also helped co-found the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee (MIRA) Coalition. His career started with work on refugee rescue and resettlement for the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants in Asia and the United States. He is a graduate of Princeton University. In addition to his day job, Frank works as an advocacy and communications consultant with a variety of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) internationally. In recent years he has conducted workshops and trainings for and provided technical assistance to advocates in Toronto, Dublin, London, Brussels, Berlin, Prague, Budapest and Sofia on a range of issues.