William “Ted” Franklin, is now retired, having worked twenty-five years in the retail grocery business, including VP of Franklin Food Stores, Inc. He previously held a real estate license and conducted property management for a real estate firm in Sarasota Florida. He has a certificate in Property Management from Miami-Dade College. He also took several courses in Risk and Insurance.  In the public sector he is a member of the NAMI-Miami-Dade Council, and is the Treasurer of Thriving Mind South Florida, Inc.