Frank And Parsons Elected To Board Of Gateway Community And Technical College Foundation

Steven L. Frank and James Parsons have been elected to the board of the Gateway Community and Technical College Foundation.

Frank is first vice president of investments for Wells Fargo Advisors. A certified financial planner, he was named Five Star Wealth Manager by Cincinnati Magazine in its September 2008 and 2009 issues. He is past president of the Northern Kentucky Estate Planning Council, as well as past president and board member of the Financial Planning Association of Greater Cincinnati. He served on the Financial Planning Associations National Professional Issues Committee for Ethical Standard for three years. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Chambers Infrastructure and Transportation Committee and has co-chaired the Major Donor Committee and Planned Gifts for the Arthritis Foundation for three years. He is also chair of Rotary Internationals Permanent Fund Initiative for Eastern Kentucky District 6740 and served as co-chair for the Twenty Third Niehoff Lecture for the Mercantile Library.

Frank is a graduate of the College for Financial Planning in Denver and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Louisville and is a graduate of Covington Latin School.

Parsons is an attorney with Taft Stettinius amp; Hollister LLP. A resident of Newport, he has had a 31-year career as a public servant, including positions as Newport city solicitor, Newport city manager, Boone County administrator and deputy county judge-executive. Parsons serves on the board of directors of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, is active with Kentucky Habitat for Humanity, and is a member of the Brighton Center Executive Committee and the Kentucky School Facilities Construction Committee. Parsons is a recipient of the Northern Kentucky University Professional Achievement Award and led revitalization efforts in Newport that resulted in such projects at Riverfront Place, the Newport Aquarium and Newport on the Levee. Parsons successfully defended the City of Newport in litigation before the United States Supreme Court.

We are delighted to welcome these highly qualified candidates to the Gateway Foundation board of directors as we raise funds and seek greater awareness in support of Gateway Community and Technical College, said Lee Flischel, foundation board president.

Frank and Parsons join a 22-member board comprised of business and community leaders from throughout the tristate.