About Francis

Fran is a member and current president of Local 98 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians (IATSE). Local 98 assembles all of the sound, lighting, and equipment associated with all the shows that come into the Hershey Giant Center, Hershey Stadium, and Hershey Theatre.

Fran's work with Penn DOT Highway Lighting/Stormwater Pumping Facilities started in September 2014, although he has over 40 years of experience. He is registered in the Commonwealth of PA, Department of Environmental Protection as a Class A, E Certified Wastewater System Operator. This designation gives him the authorization to operate any size plant, process or collection/conveyance in PA. His experience at many wastewater facilities has enabled Fran to attain a good working knowledge of electrical distribution and control systems.

Fran is married, has 3 children and 6 grandchildren. He feels very blessed to have all their children and grandchildren local and can spend time with all of them on a regular basis. His hobbies include hunting, hiking/backpacking, and biking, especially with his family. Fran really enjoys his time working with the IATSE where he primarily sets up, focuses, and runs the lights for many of the concerts and theatre shows that come into the Hershey area. Another hobby of his is driving and restoring late 60's muscle cars.