What's with The Toy Cars?
The toy car props in the photo showcase my affinity for old cars. My first car was a beat-up 1959 Volkswagon Beetle. I paid $400 for this rusted old Bug that didn't have AC or heat. Back then, VW's didn't even have a gas gauge. In spite of the old-car charms, I loved it and have been attracted to the simplicity of old cars ever since. Since those VW days, I have had the pleasure of cruising the family around in a '64 Vette, '66 Caddy and an '84 Jeep CJ7 (current project car).
Frank went to the University of Maryland College Park where he worked for Student Entertainment Enterprises (SEE Productions) producing concerts, campus events, and showcasing interesting and controversial speakers to the student body. He was caught by the live-event bug and his first job out of college was working for National Trade Productions where he helped to produce the largest federal government conference in the industry. He later formed Technology Forums that produced small events in civilian government agencies and military installations. The company quickly expanded to produce large-scale, government conferences attracting upwards of 10,000 attendees. Frank simply could not find software tools that suited his team's needs so he hired programmers to develop software that would create efficiencies for his own internal events. General Electric (GE) experienced the software as an exhibitor and asked to use it to produce one of their internal events. With GE as the first software client, Frank branded it as eventPower. Frank's favorite role to date is leading a skilled team of meeting professionals who enjoy creating efficiencies for their clients. After the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Frank helped inspire the team to offer a Virtual Event Experience that helped clients continue their events virtually.
Would you rather vacation on the beach or in the mountains?
While I live in Florida and enjoy the beach, my true passion is in the mountains. Skiing down a powder covered mountain with the family is my version of fun!
What are you dying to try but have yet to do it?
I have gone bungee jumping out of a hot air balloon in Steamboat, CO. However, sky diving and kite surfing are still unchecked boxes on my bucket list.
What is your favorite movie?
One might call it a strange combo because it ranges from classic Rom-Coms to Quentin Tarantino movies. My faves include When Harry Met Sally, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Pulp Fiction, and Kill Bill.
What was the first concert you went to and where?
I was about 8 years old when I saw the Jackson 5 perform at the Ohio State Fair just outside of Dayton, OH. Over the next few years, I saw the Doobie Brothers and Styx where I still have the concert shirts.