As Director of Strategic Initiatives, Frankie leads multiple city newcomer programs and events at New Memphis, including the Summer Experience program. He grew up in Millington, Tennessee where he now serves as an elected Alderman. He is a graduate of Rhodes College with a degree in Political Economy and Public Policy. He is also a 2013 Harry S. Truman Scholarship winner, a highly competitive and prestigious federal scholarship granted for demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to public service. Frankie is passionate about education and economic development has experience in developing and managing programs in those areas.
While serving as an intern coordinator for BRIDGES, Frankie helped develop the curriculum for a youth-led, civic internship program known as Bridgebuilder’s Change. He has also worked as a field organizer for The Can Kicks Back, a Washington DC based, millennial-led advocacy organization. In that capacity, Frankie helped organize and carry out a nationwide bus tour.
Frankie believes that talent attraction and retention is key to building thriving communities and economies and is grateful to be working in that field.
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