Chairman of the Board

Mr. Joseph Franlin is currently Chairman of the Board of the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR).  He has been in this position for three years, having served on the NFCR Board of Advisors and Board of Directors.  Mr. Franlin was drawn to NFCR because of its successful and transformational support of breakthrough scientific research.  He brings over 45 years of business acumen and skill to the position.  Joe works collaboratively with the Board, Foundation senior management, and supported research scientists to ensure the success of NFCR’s mission.

Over the course of his varied and successful business career in the technology sector, Mr. Franlin has had “C” level responsibilities for profit and loss; large scale project management; enterprise wide contract negotiations; customer relations; and business development.  The nexus of these experiences led to his co-founding of Neustar and of its ultimate initial public offering on the New York Stock exchange.  Neustar is now a $1.2 billion company and has recently been acquired and taken private.  Mr. Franlin has since retired.

Joe and his wife, Judy, have been actively involved in supporting their community in Pennsylvania’s Bucks County.  He has chaired the municipal committee responsible for local economic development and has also served as a member of the municipality’s governing Council.  As a patron of the arts, Joe serves as Treasurer of the local art center and is on the Board of the regional theatre.  He is also a founding member of an environmental group dedicated to assuring sustainable water in Pennsylvania’s historic canal system.  Balancing their non-profit endeavors, Joe and Judy are caring parents to two children and grandparents to seven grandchildren.

Mr. Franlin is an alumnus of New York University where he achieved a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Management Science.