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  Tommy Franklin
Board Member

Thomas S. Franklin IV, “Tommy” as friends and colleagues call him, is a native Charlottean and has deep family roots in the community. His Great Grandfather, Thomas S. Franklin, served as Mayor of Charlotte, at the turn of the 20th century, from 1907 to 1909. Tommy’s father, Thomas S. Franklin III, was a longtime staff photographer with the Charlotte News/Observer, before his retirement in 1996. Tommy has been married for 32 years to his wife Mary and they have two adult children, Rhyne and Kate.

Tommy started his career bagging groceries with A&P Tea Company in the early 70’s and has enjoyed a thirty year journey in the grocery industry. Tommy joined The Kroger Company, Sav-On Division of the Carolinas in 1978. Tommy has also worked for Bi-Lo Supermarkets and currently works for Harris Teeter. At Harris Teeter, Tommy serves as District Manager, supervising 14 store locations in and around the Charlotte area. He is a graduate of Wingate College, in Wingate, NC.

“I am honored to be a part of the Executive Board of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and look forward to assisting my fellow Board members in serving the community in our quest to eliminate hunger”, says Tommy.

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