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Frannie Matthews

President and CEO, Colorado Technology Association

Denver

Frannie Matthews is the incoming CEO of Colorado Technology Association (CTA).

Prior to joining CTA, Frannie spent 18 years with IBM and served as the IBM Senior Location Executive for Denver. As a public sector, healthcare, and life sciences sales leader for the western region, she was responsible for growing the IBM portfolio within the territory. She has over ten years of sales management and leadership experience with regional high-performance teams. Industry verticals have included higher education, state and local, healthcare, and telecommunications. 

Technology solutions have always been her point of strength. Frannie has expertise in the areas of SaaS, cloud, analytics, high-performance computing, mobile, social, and security solutions.

She has a passion for helping the next generation and has a particular interest in S.T.E.M. education. Frannie has taught high school-level Junior Achievement courses and works with University of Colorado students through the Leeds School of Business Professional Mentoring Program and Professional Selling course. She also mentors a high school student at the IBM sponsored PTECH program at Skyline High School.

Frannie has been a member of the University of Colorado Wellness Center Board and served as a board member of the Colorado Technology Association for over 2 years. She is also an active member of the Colorado Business Roundtable’s InnerCircle. Governor John Hickenlooper has recently appointed her to the Colorado Workforce Development Council.

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida and earned her Master of Science in Telecommunications Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.  

Frannie lives in the Denver area with her husband Bill. Their daughters, Kristine and Gracie also live in the Denver/Boulder area.   The whole family shares a love for travel and mountain adventures in the beautiful state of Colorado.  

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