Stinson Leonard Street LLP attorney Russell Frisby was recently appointed to the Maryland Commission of African American History and Culture by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan.
Commission members help manage the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis, Maryland, the official state African American history museum. Additionally, the commission partners with agencies working to integrate minority history and culture into the history of Maryland and with agencies that are sensitive to the problems of minority communities. Each member serves a four-year term.
Frisby is a partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office. His focus is on regulatory and corporate matters affecting entities in the communications, energy and technology areas.
He represents clients in a wide variety of proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission, the Department of Energy, state utility commissions and federal courts. As part of his practice, he also has served as special telecommunications counsel to several large municipalities and has testified before several Congressional committees on various issues. He previously served as chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission.
Long involved in civic affairs in Maryland and a member of the Pepco Board, Frisby has a familial connection to the Banneker-Douglas Museum. Frisby’s grandfather, Dr. Herbert M. Frisby, donated his historic collection of Arctic artifacts to the Banneker-Douglas Museum and the third floor of the building is named after Dr. Frisby.