RIPEC Announces Dr. Frank Luntz to Deliver Keynote Address at 74th Annual Meeting

Rhode Island Public Expenditures Council


RIPEC Announces Dr. Frank Luntz to Deliver Keynote Address at 74th Annual Meeting

PROVIDENCE (September 2017) – Dr. Frank Luntz will deliver the keynote address at the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s (RIPEC) 74th Annual Meeting.  Dr. Luntz is one of the most honored communication professionals in America today. He has been referred to as the “Nostradamus of pollsters” by Sir David Frost, while Time magazine named him one of “50 of America’s most promising leaders aged 40 and under,” and Newsweek magazine identified him as No. 24 on their Power Elite survey. In 2012, he finished 87th in a Time magazine global poll of the “most influential people in the world.” 

Dr. Luntz was named one of the four “Top Research Minds” by Business Week, “the hottest pollster” by The Boston Globe, and was a winner of The Washington Post’s coveted “Crystal Ball” award for being the most accurate pundit. 

His focus groups have become so influential that presidential candidate Barack Obama had this to say following the PBS presidential debate: “When Frank Luntz invites you to talk to his focus group, you talk to his focus group.”

The “Instant Response” focus group technique pioneered by Dr. Luntz has been profiled on 60 Minutes, Good Morning America (on Election Day), and on PBS’s award-winning Frontline. He has been a guest on virtually every talk show in America, including multiple appearances on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Real Time with Bill Maher, as well as Meet the Press, Nightline, The Today Show, Charlie Rose, The PBS NewsHour, Face the Nation, and Tavis Smiley. He also served as a consultant to the NBC hit show The West Wing.

RIPEC’s 2017 Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, October 16th at the Rhode Island Convention Center.  The cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 pm, and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm.  For more information about the event, please contact John Simmons at