Executive Board Chair of Purpose Built Communities; Former Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
Shirley Franklin was elected the first African American woman mayor of a major southern city in 2002 and served two-terms until 2010. She now serves as a member on the board of directors for both Delta Air Lines and Mueller Water Products.
From 2013 to 2016 Franklin served as the inaugural Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values at the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas Austin and from 2010 to 2012 she served as visiting professor in Political Science at Spelman College.
During her eight years, the city of Atlanta experienced unprecedented growth and afforded Franklin the opportunity to partner and collaborate with many local and regional leaders in addressing urban policy challenges, which included urban planning, economic development and infrastructure. She is best known for advocating for and tackling major government operations and ethics reform, launching the Atlanta Beltline, planning and executing over $5 billion in airport and water infrastructure improvement, leading the acquisition of the Morehouse College Collection of Martin Luther King Jr. Papers, launching the Atlanta Regional Commission on Homelessness and developing successful business and public-sector partnerships and alliances. Aside from her role as a public official, her community service spans over 40 years in Atlanta and includes her active participation in the arts, homelessness, higher education and politics.
Franklin is a frequent speaker and subject matter expert on ethical leadership, urban policy and community engagement having served over three decades as an executive in government and business.
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Shirley Franklin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Shirley Franklin for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Shirley Franklin generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Shirley Franklin for an upcoming event.
Shirley Franklin and Richard Besser. America's housing crisis is a tale of two neighborhoods. In Maddox Park, which is predominantly black, the average life ...
Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin says she wishes she had done more when she was at the helm to address the lack of upward income mobility for Atlanta's ...
Shirley Franklin reflects on the difficulty of combating economic inequality when times are good and voters have other priorities.
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