Member Spotlight

Name: Christian J. Franco

Hometown: Fayetteville, NC

Education: Harvard University – B.A. in Biology, Minor in Spanish and Latin American Studies

Profession: Financial Advisor – Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Interests/Hobbies: What I love and enjoy most is spending quality time with friends and family. They have always played an integral role in my life and are relationships that I greatly value. I have a wide and eclectic range of interests and hobbies that include tennis, piano, chess, history, biographies, art, and traveling to different countries. I also have a special interest in learning, education, and helping children from underprivileged backgrounds. Through the Kiwanis “Reading is Fun” committee, I have had the wonderful opportunity to teach and engage children from disadvantaged backgrounds in the learning process from an early age and help them realize their potential. It has truly been a rewarding experience and I am grateful to be able to make a positive impact and help others doing something I genuinely enjoy.

Why I joined FYP: Having lived in Fayetteville for most of my life I have always had a vested interest in the city’s growth and development. FYP was the perfect venue to connect with like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds with the common goal of working together to positively impact our community. I have met so many wonderful, motivated, and truly amazing people through FYP. Everyone has such a diverse array of talents, skillsets, and professional experiences, and I thoroughly enjoy being part of such an awesome organization.

What I Like Most About Fayetteville: One of my favorite aspects of Fayetteville is that it is a quintessential melting pot of people from various places, cultures, professions, and walks of life. It is a place full of burgeoning potential filled with extraordinary individuals looking to write the next chapters of our storied city and take Fayetteville to greater heights than before. The confluence of all of these positive factors bodes well for the community and I look forward to seeing our wonderful city thrive and grow!