Francis works with organizations worldwide to support their efforts to become more socially just, equitable and inclusive. Francis helps organizations through the process of developing progressive policies, program and practices that lead to more engaged, happier and more productive workplaces.
Francis came to the Institute with a broad range of management experience in the Information Technology, Food Service and Financial Services sectors. Most recently, he served as Vice President at Beneficial State Bank, a mission driven community bank and a pioneer in socially responsible banking practices. Having lived in Seattle since 1997, Francis enjoys the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the opportunity to meet passionate social and environmental change makers. Francis is active in the community and has served on a number of non-profit boards including The Whidbey Institute, EarthSave, Pigs Peace Sanctuary and iLEAP. Francis is delighted to be leading the effort to implement the JUST Program and to support the efforts of social justice advocates everywhere. He has a Certificate in Business Sustainability Management from the University of Colorado Boulder.