Frances Jeter is a Managing Director in the Houston office. She advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, investor and financial communications, crisis response and communications, reputation management, strategic positioning and special situations, bringing expertise in strategic communications, public affairs, business development and marketing from more than 25 years of experience with Fortune 500 Companies, educational institutions and policy institutes, law firms and governmental agencies.
Prior to joining Sard Verbinnen, Frances was Group Vice President of Internal and External Affairs for Spectra Energy, a pipeline and midstream company, with responsibility for internal and external communications, crisis communications, financial and investor communications, executive positioning and communications, media, stakeholder outreach, sustainability, brand and graphics and communications services.
Frances previously served as Vice President of Public Affairs for Duke Energy Gas Transmission, a predecessor company of Spectra Energy. She also was Chief Marketing Officer for Bracewell and held marketing positions at ExxonMobil, Westinghouse and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. Frances additionally served as Associate Director, Programs and Advancement, for the James A. Baker Institute of Public Policy at Rice University.
Frances earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.