2006 Cor Jesu Award Recipient
Class of 1960
A television director … talk show host … major league baseball announcer … communications instructor. These are some of the qualifications that have enabled Jack Franchetti to be highly respected in the world of communications training. His name has been found among the innovators in the fields of media and speech/presentation skills since the early 1970’s.
Jack Franchetti Communications, Inc. began operations in 1979. JFCI offers programs in speech and presentation skills, media training and message development. Clients include Morgan Stanley, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Bank of Bermuda, New York State Senate, FASB, Franklin Templeton Funds, Hewlett Packard, and Tiffany & Co., among others.
Mr. Franchetti’s programs and teaching techniques have been used by numerous political candidates including those running for the Office of the President right on down to county seats.
For eleven years, including the 1986 World Championship season, Mr. Franchetti was the Shea Stadium voice of the New York Mets. He has served as a guest lecturer on media and presentation skills at the Graduate School of Business at Fordham, Carnegie-Mellon and Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
For several years, he was host of Point of View on WOR-TV in New York. In 1966, he began his professional announcing career at New York’s WHN Radio and his TV directing career.
Prior to specializing in communications training, Mr. Franchetti was Station Manager of WFUV Radio in New York and Director of the St. John’s University Television Department.
Mr. Franchetti earned his B.S. from Fordham in 1964 followed by a Masters Degree in Speech/Theatre from Brooklyn College in 1966. He is a board member of WFUV and of the Manhasset Community Fund.