Before forming context, Fran worked for Hewitt Associates LLC, a global management consulting firm, where she consulted in their Communication and Talent and Organizational Change practices with Fortune 200 clients. She spent two of her seven years with Hewitt living in London, helping to broaden Hewitt's communication offer in Europe. Sample client engagements included change initiatives, performance management redesign and implementation, enterprise-wide and functional competency development, compensation, sales incentive programs, engagement and employee value proposition initiatives, and annual benefits enrollment. Fran was part of the original team that developed "Hewitt's Top Companies for Leaders" study, now in its eighth year. context continues to work with Hewitt as one of its preferred outsourced partners.
Before joining Hewitt, Fran worked at CoreStates Bank, N.A., where she held positions in the Human Resources and Corporate Communications departments. While at CoreStates, Fran implemented CoreStates' first leadership 360° evaluation system, provided career placement advice to downsized employees, and partnered with Human Resources to implement complex internal communication strategies to support M&A activity and benefits and compensation changes.
Early career days were spent in the Corporate Marketing Department of Comcast Corporation and as an intern in the Marketing Department at TheatreworksUSA, a New York City-based nonprofit theatre company for young audiences.
Fran currently serves on the board of the Council of Communication Management (CCM) and formed their social media team. Fran is also a member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and provides ongoing pro bono services to Independence Charter School (ICS), the first charter school to win the prestigious Goldman Sachs Foundation Prize for Excellence in International Education. ICS is a public charter school for students in grades K–8 in Center City Philadelphia. Founded in 2001, the school combines two second language acquisition programs with an interdisciplinary curriculum integrating world cultures, traditions, literature, geography, economics, and history. ICS serves a diverse student population, of which more than 50% are at-risk.
Fran has a bachelor of arts degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and a master's of English education from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.