Lisa Franklin, CEcD, EDFP
Local Partners Program
1200 Main Street
PO Box 418679
Kansas City, MO 64141-9679
Lisa Franklin, CEcD, EDFP, is a recognized leader in the economic development profession. With more than 30 years of experience providing value to economic development organizations and communities as a practitioner, she is frequently called upon to provide innovative solutions for economic development organizations to improve the overall effectiveness of technology-led initiatives.
Lisa currently works with local economic development partners within Evergy’s service territory in both Kansas and Missouri and is responsible for managing Evergy’s portfolio of local partner programs. In addition, Lisa manages LocationOne (LOIS), a nationwide online economic development site and building application that is utilized by more than 4,000 economic development organizations across the United States and Mexico.
She is an active member of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), the National Rural Economic Development Association ((NREDA), Utility Economic Development Association (UEDA), and the Missouri Economic Development Council.
Lisa received the designation “Certified Economic Developer” (CEcD) from IEDC in 1995 and her “Economic Development Financial Professional” (EDFP) certification in 1997. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Management from Missouri Southern State University.