Lisa Franklin, CEcD, EDFP
Manager, Economic Development
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 27 years of experience providing value to economic development organizations and communities as both a practitioner and consultant, she is frequently called upon to provide innovative solutions for economic development organizations to improve the overall effectiveness of technology-led initiatives.
As Manager of Economic Development for KCP&L, Lisa’s responsibility is to administer and manage the LocationOne Information System (LOIS), an economic development site selection application, and KCP&L’s local economic development partner programs.
Prior to joining KCP&L, Lisa held positions with the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Jackson County Economic Development, Aquila and Real-Info, an economic development consulting company. Lisa 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 (MEDC-Counselor and Past President). Lisa also is past Chairman of the Blue Springs Economic Development Corporation where she resides.
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 marketing and management from Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri.