Frank joined the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA) in September 2010, becoming executive director in January 2012. During a time of significant political and economic challenges for community development, Frank saw this as an opportunity to take NACEDA to a new level of success and sustainability. As our country emerges from the great recession, he believes community and economic development will be a critical tool for those communities and neighborhoods that are organized, demanding, and capable of instituting change.
Frank considers himself an NFL owner, as he owns a share in his beloved Green Bay Packers, major professional sports’ only community-owned team. In his free time he enjoys physical activity, particularly SCUBA diving, and never turns down an opportunity to read a good zombie novel.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from The George Washington University. He also has a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His publications include: The Mortgage Interest Deduction: an Example of Upside Down Federal Government Housing Subsidy, and is co-author of two essays entitled “Redlining,” one inThe American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty and the other in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies.
Frank is married to Natalie and makes his home in Alexandria, Virginia.