SCI Welcomes John Franson as New Board Chair

John Franson, Social Capital Inc. board chair
Social Capital Inc. (SCI), a nonprofit based in Woburn, is excited to welcome John Franson as the new chairperson of the organization’s Board of Directors. Franson, who has already served on SCI’s Board as treasurer, is Director of Globalview Advisors LLC in Boston. Franson’s over 10 years of valuation experience includes valuation of business enterprises, intangible assets, and equity instruments for various purposes including common stock valuations, business combinations, goodwill impairment, corporate acquisitions and divestitures, litigation support, and financial and tax reporting.
 
Franson is a Woburn native with deep roots in the local community. He has served on several local boards and committees, and is an active member of the Kiwanis Club. He resides on the West Side of Woburn with his wife and baby daughter.
 
“John brings a great deal of relevant experience to his new role with SCI,” observed SCI President David Crowley. “His blend of business experience and passion for the importance of local communities ties makes him a natural for our work.”
 
Franson succeeds former SCI Board Chair Alberto Calvo, Newton resident and owner of Stop and Compare Supermarkets in Lynn and Chelsea. In his six year tenure, Calvo oversaw tremendous growth of the organization as SCI developed partnerships with several new communities in Eastern Massachusetts, including Chelsea. Calvo will continue to serve as a member of the SCI Board of Directors.
 
“Al was a wonderful board chair,” commented Crowley. “He is incredibly supportive of the SCI mission, and leveraged his own social capital a great deal to help us grow.”
 
Social Capital Inc. (SCI) is excited to welcome John Franson as the new chairperson of the organization’s Board of Directors. Franson, who has already served on SCI’s Board as treasurer, is Director of Globalview Advisors LLC in Boston. Franson’s over 10 years of valuation experience includes valuation of business enterprises, intangible assets, and equity instruments for various purposes including common stock valuations, business combinations, goodwill impairment, corporate acquisitions and divestitures, litigation support, and financial and tax reporting.
 
Franson is a Woburn native with deep roots in the local community. He has served on several local boards and committees, and is an active member of the Kiwanis Club. He resides on the West Side of Woburn with his wife and baby daughter.
 
“John brings a great deal of relevant experience to his new role with SCI,” observed SCI President David Crowley. “His blend of business experience and passion for the importance of local communities ties makes him a natural for our work.”
 
Franson succeeds former SCI Board Chair Alberto Calvo, Newton resident and owner of Stop and Compare Supermarkets in Lynn and Chelsea. In his six year tenure, Calvo oversaw tremendous growth of the organization as SCI developed partnerships with several new communities in Eastern Massachusetts, including Chelsea. Calvo will continue to serve as a member of the SCI Board of Directors.
 
“Al was a wonderful board chair,” commented Crowley. “He is incredibly supportive of the SCI mission, and leveraged his own social capital a great deal to help us grow.”
 
For a complete list of SCI's current Board of Directors, please visit this page.
 
SCI’s mission is to strengthen communities by uniting diverse individuals and groups through civic engagement initiatives. Since 2002, SCI has been developing Social Capitalists who reach across differences to mobilize neighbors and volunteers to strengthen our communities. Reflecting the variety of needs we face, SCI projects in 19 Massachusetts communities include youth-led campaigns to promote healthy eating and exercise; community web-portals and e-newsletters to connect people to civic information; multi-cultural events; neighborhood gatherings and resident-led community problem solving.