Tina H. Frank
Ms. Frank acts as an independent consultant to organizations producing conferences for the women's market. In this capacity she designs the content and creates programs for events ranging from 5000 women in the Bay Area to the California Governor's Conference For Women in Southern California with an audience of 10,000 women. Before starting her own consulting business she served as Bay Area Regional Director for the California Trade and Commerce Agency for five years. As an appointee of the Governor Pete Wilson, she worked closely with the business community and every level of government. The agency's primary mission is to attract and retain businesses and jobs for California.
During her directorship, Ms. Frank has been involved with the negotiations for large expansions by major high-technology manufacturing corporations; the resolution of environmental issues at the GM/Toyota auto plant; and the prevention of highly stringent environmental guidelines being applied to South Bay manufacturers. In addition, she represented the state on expansion projects for Intel, Genentech, and Sun Microsystems.
In 1995 she helped lead a Trade and Commerce effort which attracted $2.3 million from California corporations to support the state's "The Climate is Right" promotional campaign. Ms. Frank developed a statewide strategy which identified anchor companies and second-tier contributors, and arranged the meetings and participated in the marketing calls on major corporations to sell the program.
Prior to joining the Trade and Commerce Agency, she was the director of the Northern California legislative office for Senator John Seymour (1991-1993). As director, she managed a staff that was responsible for identifying, researching, and presenting business, tax, and environmental issues for legislative or administrative action by the Senator.
In 2002 she was hired by the Riordan campaign to build a statewide coalition of women to ensure support of this Republican voting base in the California gubernatorial race against Gray Davis. She was also called upon to identify issues of concern among women and formulate policy positions for the candidate.
Ms. Frank received her B.A. from San Francisco State University. Her college years formed the basis for her interest in continuing activities in the public as well as the private arena. She currently sits on the board of the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. Other public interests have included board positions on the Bay Area Regional Technology Alliance (BARTA), Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) and the Professional Business Women of California (PBWC).