Franklin & White, Inc. was founded in 1995 to provide support services to management development consultants. Business partners Barbara P. “Bobbin” Franklin and Katie R. White had worked together in leadership and organizational development—a combined 40+ years—where they became expert in psychometric assessment tools and instruments.
While at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Greensboro, NC, Bobbin and Katie introduced many innovations, including a centralized test processing function, a tuition reimbursement program for staff, a development program for executive secretaries and a scholarship program for nonprofit executives.
Stephanie Lischke, Owner
In 2018, Stephanie bought Franklin & White from the company’s founders, after working closely with Bobbin and Katie for years.
Stephanie brings significant experience in assessments, leadership and organizational development, and executive coaching. She spent 15 years at the Center for Creative Leadership, initially managing CCL assessments and certification process, and then served many years as a CCL Senior Faculty designing, delivering and managing leadership programs and engaging in executive coaching. In 2014, she began consulting for AlixPartners (a global consulting firm) and subsequently launched Positive Developments, her own leadership consulting firm.
Franklin & White has been my go-to service for assessment processing for decades.
Bobbin and Katie have built a great reputation for excellence and service in the industry.
Stephanie joined F&W as of March 1, 2022 as F&W”s new Business Manager. Stephanie brings 20 years of experience in sales and project management in the publishing and education sectors. Most recently she served as a Business Partner at the Center for Creative Leadership.
Susan Rossetti serves as Franklin & White’s Director of Business Development. She comes with more than 20 years of experience in development and marketing, having served as Senior Associate Director of Development at the University of Chicago, Director of External Affairs at the Arts & Business Council of Chicago, and in marketing roles at Film Independent and M&T Bank. Susan is also affiliated with the Center for Creative Leadership where she currently serves as a course manager for digital learning products. Her broad skillset and strategic mindset are a terrific addition to the Franklin & White team.
Kristen Newnam serves F&W as an Assessment Administrator. Kristen comes to us from the Center for Creative Leadership where she served for seven years as a Senior Project Manager for the Societal Advancement practice. Her clients included the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, and Southern New Hampshire University. Kristen brings strong attention to detail, quick responsiveness and excellent interpersonal skills. We are thrilled that she is on board and is bringing her client-focused mindset to Franklin & White.
Andria joined F&W in December of 2021 as F&W’s new Assessment Manager. Prior to joining F&W, Andria worked for the Center for Creative Leadership for 10 years as a client advisor, project manager, and most recently as an Implementation Manager. Prior to CCL, Andria worked in sales management for 15 years at Pace Communications and American Express.
Finance & Accounting Manager
Mandi serves as F&W Finance and Account Manager. She joined us after serving as the Financial Controller for Shift Now, Inc. for 13 years. Since 1994, Mandi has also been the co-owner and head of financial operations of Wagoner’s Nursery LLC & Bruce Wagoner Christmas Trees.