April 14-16, 2013, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado


Dick Franklin

Dick Franklin

Regional Director/Co-Founder
CleanTech Open

Richard brings 25 years of CEO, COO, CSO, SVP level experience with corporations such as Reebok, Coors, Head Sports, Seven-Up, TCI, Nestle etc. His expertise is in strategic, organizational and process change which transforms ecological challenges with economic returns. He has done sustainability work, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) projects, EMS (Environmental Management Systems), eco-strategies and brand positioning for organizations such as Merrick, Channel 9, Douglas County Schools, St. Mary’s University, Accuwater, Texas Business for Clean Air, etc.

Among his many community activities are United Way Denver, Children’s Museum, Renewable Energy Task Force, Audubon Society, Denver South Metro Chamber, Renewable Energy Taskforce, CORE, Clean Start Incubator, Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open, Earth Protect and CCIA.

Richard earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia; a Master of Business Administration from Dalhousie University, Halifax; and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Commerce degree from SMU, Nova Scotia in 1999. In 2008, the South Metro Chamber awarded Richard the “Volunteer Leader of the Year” award.

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