With a combined 30 years' experience in media and career preparation, Eddie has spoken to over a quarter of a million students in 28 states about college and career success. His media experience includes broadcasting, public relations, and digital. Eddie earned a Press Club of New Orleans award for his interview with Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza. He hosts the "Eddie Francis Podcast Show" and "The HBCU Lifestyle Podcast", one of Podbean's top 10 education podcasts in 2014, 2015, and 2016. He also makes regular appearances on "The HBCU Nation Radio Show" on WRVS-FM and SiriusXM Channel 142 as well as "Sunday Journal" on WYLD-FM. Eddie served as the P.R. director at Southern University at New Orleans where his branding strategy resulted in significantly improved media exposure. He shares his experiences as the P.R./marketing instructor in the Nonprofit Management Certificate program at Richland College in the Dallas area. As a talent acquisition professional, Eddie has written for LinkedIn, Careers in Government, Social-Hire.com, the H.O.P.E. Scholarship, and Greek Ladders. He also publishes several blogs including "Identity and Value", "Lectures to Livelihood", and "P.R. and Marketing in Higher Ed". Eddie earned his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Loyola University New Orleans.