One Strategy Group's Michael Franklin Celebrated as a Washington Mover & Shaker

Washington Life Magazine recognized One Strategy Group Strategic Advisor Michael Franklin among its 10 2024 Movers & Shakers. Michael also serves as the Executive Director of Speechwriters of Color and the Founder and Chief Thought Leadership Officer of Words Normalize Behavior, showcasing his profound impact on executive communications, strategic engagement, and coalition-building.

Washington Life Magazine's Movers & Shakers list is a prestigious annual accolade that spotlights the most influential and impactful young professionals alongside seasoned leaders within the Washington, D.C., area. This recognition spans many sectors, including politics, arts, philanthropy, and business, celebrating those whose extraordinary achievements and contributions have significantly benefited their communities and beyond.

A graduate of Howard University, Michael has carved a niche for himself as a leader who believes in the transformative power of storytelling in building narrative power. His efforts are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of storytellers and thought partners, crucial for building sustainable, equitable, and just institutions.

"I am deeply honored to be named one of Washington Life Magazine's 2024 Movers & Shakers,” Michael said. “It means a lot for my work to be recognized. As we look to the future, I am energized to continue being part of the movement and building a future we can be proud of. Through my work at One Strategy Group, Speechwriters of Color, and Words Normalize Behavior, I’m energized to continue leveraging every platform I have to empower the next generation of leaders and storytellers."

"We are incredibly proud of Michael and his recognition as a 2024 Mover & Shaker by Washington Life Magazine,” said David Meadvin, CEO of One Strategy Group. “Michael has been a key and valued part of our team from our earliest days, and it makes perfect sense that the world would recognize his wisdom and skills.”

Brian Ellner, One Strategy Group’s President, added, “Michael is an emerging leader in the LGBTQ+ community, and he is dedicated to ensuring that leaders think and talk about diversity in thoughtful ways that move people to action.  His efforts to create inclusive narratives and elevate diverse voices are at the heart of what makes him an invaluable asset not only to One Strategy Group but to the broader community." 

You can find the full list of Washington Life Magazine’s 2024 Movers and Shakers here.