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

The Fritts Group has evolved into a boutique firm that has created a national presence since its founding in March of 2006. Our success has been built on providing exceptional service to a limited group of blue chip clients.
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