Frank Justice

Vice President, Center for Diplomatic Engagement @ Meridian
Frank Justice
Frank Justice

Frank Justice runs the Meridian Center for Diplomatic Engagement, Meridian’s convening platform to accelerate collaboration between the diplomatic corps and public and private sector leaders regarding global issues of the day. Recognizing the important role of diplomats and value of diplomacy, the Center delivers programs that enable senior diplomats to collaborate with policymakers, dive deeply into issues, understand how Washington works and strengthen peer-to-peer relationships. Frank directs Center activities and cultivates relationships with embassy representatives. Over 2,000 diplomats from over 160 embassies have participated in the Center’s programs since launching in October 2018. For the past six years, Frank has executed and developed the content behind the annual Meridian Global Leadership Summit, the organization’s signature event. In 2016, he created the annual Meridian Diplomacy Forum to explore key U.S. bi- and multilateral relationships through political, economic and cultural lenses. Cuba, India, Japan and Mainland Southeast Asia have been featured in the Forum. Frank also designed Meridian’s Digital Finance Future convening series on financial inclusion for diplomats in partnership with the Gates Foundation and planned the inaugural State Department Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Summit. Prior to his current role, Frank spent over a decade with Meridian’s Professional Exchanges Division administering professional study tours as part of the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. He holds a Master of Public Policy degree from American University as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island. Frank resides in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife, Kristin, and daughters, Nora and Hazel.