Executive Director, The Generator, an innovation hub powered by Go Forward Pine Bluff
Mildred J. Franco is the Executive Director of The Generator, an innovation hub
powered by Go Forward Pine Bluff (GFPB). She also serves as the coordinator of
GFPB’s Educational Alliance and oversees GFPB’s Workforce Development and
Employability Training Initiatives.
Ms. Franco holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in
Management from McGill University. After graduation, she worked in the oil
industry in the areas of oil production and international marketing in Venezuela,
and oil trading in New York City. When Ms. Franco relocated to Arkansas, she cofounded CHI Computers + Solutions, LLC, later known as K12Discount.com, an
internet retail provider of computer products and services to educational
institutions across the U.S., serving as the CEO.
Ms. Franco is continually active in the non-profit space in organizations that
support entrepreneurship, ecosystem building, innovation, women, and the arts.
In Arkansas, Ms. Franco currently serves on the boards of the EAST Initiative,
Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce
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