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his week Mark Reardon spoke with Ken Franklin during the Washington University Olin Business School Executive Edge.

Ken Franklin (Courtesy: Washington University)

Ken Franklin (Courtesy: Washington University)

Ken Franklin has over 15 years of experience in the public sector with an emphasis on leadership, management, and policy development. He currently serves as the Deputy Director for the St. Louis Election Board and leads the Election Day Operations team.

His team is responsible for recruiting and training over 900 election poll workers; 116 polling places; logistics and distribution of over 500 machines, equipment and supplies; tabulation of votes. Prior to joining the Election Board, Ken has served in leadership roles for Missouri Governor Nixon and Governor Holden; and was also Deputy Legislative Director for Mayor Slay.

Ken also has served in a variety of leadership or advisory roles in numerous local, state and federal political campaigns. Ken graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga with a B.A. in Political Science and is currently pursuing an Executive MBA from Washington University-St. Louis.

Ken and his wife Tiffany have three young children and enjoy spending time watching movies, playing games and listening to music. Ken also serves as the Minister of Music for Greater Fellowship Baptist Church in St. Louis.

Executive Edge: Ken Franklin

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX


Previous Executive Edge Interviews:
Ken Franklin of the St. Louis Election Board
Mark Becker of HamStrong
David Jackson of Gate Way Group
David Moons of Anji Mountain
Craig McBride of Emsquared Pro
Chris Lindley of Endorphin
Mary Elizabeth Grimes of Marian Middle School
Curtis Cassel of TR,i Architects
Jeff Kunin of Saint Luke’s Hospital Kansas City
Karen Dodson of Reveal Patagonia
Jackson Nickerson of Washington University’s Olin Business School
Mahendra Gupta of Washington University’s Olin Business School
Jason English of Bluewolf
Johna Beckham of Johnna Marie
Peter Shinkle of MarketVolt
Mark Cusumano of FW Warehousing
Dirk Elsperman of Tarlton
Stuart Bunderson of Washington University
Steve Howell of Abstrakt Marketing Group
Tom Zupon of T. O. Zupon Construction & Develpment
Brad Nuccio of Matter
Doug Villhard of Second Street
Kevin Haar of Launch St. Louis
Steve Schepman of The Winetasting Network
Gene Dobbs Bradford of Jazz St. Louis
David Peacock, Formerly of Anheuser-Busch
William Coppel of First Clearing Correspondent Services
Laura Kozack of Grace Hill
Jennifer Labit of Cotton Babies
Samuel Chun of the Olin Business School
Steve Degnan of Nestle Purina PetCare
Robert Allen of American Airlines
Drew Caylor of Mirage Products
Abu Abraham of Zymplr
Linda Haberstroh of Phoenix Textile Corporation
Edith Varley of The Varley Group
James Ottolini of Schlafly Beer
Panos Kouvelis of Washington University
Ronak Sheth of Food Essentials


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