A Boutique Firm
After 23 years as Chief Executive Officer at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Edward O. Fritts launched The Fritts Group to offer a personalized approach to government relations and public affairs.
Always an entrepreneur, Eddie previously owned a Mississippi-based media company prior to assuming leadership of the NAB. As a result of Eddie's direction, the NAB became known as one of the most respected and effective lobbying organizations in the nation. In recognition of his achievements, Eddie has received several national honors, including the 2011 Distinguished Service Award from the NAB. He was named as one of the Giants of Broadcasting from the Library of American Broadcasting in 2010 and has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and the Alumni Hall of Fame at the University of Mississippi.  
Eddie Fritts
Melinda Lewis began her government relations career working for her home state US Senator Alan Dixon (D-IL). Following her work in Senator Dixon's office she worked as outreach coordinator for Major League Baseball for six years. She attracted the attention of the National Association of Broadcasters and joined NAB Government Relations where she was instrumental in getting major pieces of legislation passed including the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act, Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act. Melinda joined Sprint Nextel in 2006 as Director of Government Affairs where she specialized in legislative issues including special access reform, roaming, spectrum and privacy issues. She joined the Fritts Group in 2011.  

Melinda Lewis


Susan Buck has more than two decades of Washington experience representing clients in telecommunications, mass media, manufacturing, entertainment and health care, she has earned the respect of policy makers and business leaders both in and outside of Washington D.C.  Previously she served as head of the Washington office for Sprint, a partner in the lobbying firm of Bond, Buck and Donatelli, and a Senior Policy Director at Wiley Rein LLP; she has been a key participant in the consideration of major legislation affecting the communications, manufacturing and health care industries.


Susan Buck

In addition to her years guiding clients through the various channels of the Federal Government, Susan has maintained strong political connections which are invaluable to clients when developing strategies to achieve goals. It is her political as well as her policy expertise that make her well positioned to effectively represent a broad range of interests.
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