Frank’s career in public relations, entertainment and politics spans four decades and encompasses a diversity of fields of work. In 1985, at the age of 18, he published his first music publication, “Network”, which fast became a hit among music business insiders, musicians and their fans. Throughout the next ten years, Frank built a significant following in the music industry as a band and club promoter. By the age of 25, he had launched three nightclubs known as Dr. Shay’s and managed entertainers such as Criss Angel and CJ Ramone.
In 1992, Frank became active in Ross Perot’s third-party presidential run. Frank was always an avid student of politics, and early in his career in entertainment he helped club-goers register to vote by the thousands. In 1995, he became a key organizer in the Independence Party and active in political reform. By the year 2000, at the age of 32, Frank became the youngest State Chairman of a political party in New York State history and has since been elected as State Chair of the Independence Party of New York 12 times. The Independence Party has grown significantly under his leadership – it is the largest third-party political organization in the nation with almost 600,000 members. In 2007, he organized the Independence Party of America and was elected Chair of the organization with the mission to create a third major political party for the growing segment of moderates and independents in the country. In 2007, Frank also served as the Executive Director of the Reform Party USA and in 2008 became its Chairman and served for one year. Frank is also the author of the book, What About the Rest of Us: The Case for a Third Major Party in the United States.
Frank is the host of the nationally syndicated radio shows Breaking It Down with Frank MacKay and 52 Players, which are produced in conjunction with LI News Radio in New York. He has interviewed thousands of celebrities, politicians, and newsmakers over the course of his career. Breaking it Down airs on more than 100 outlets.
Frank resides in New York with his wife and four children. He holds a master’s degree from SUNY Stony Brook. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate in 2008 from Five Towns College for his accomplishments in music, entertainment and politics.