Franc Appointed Commonwealth Board Trustee

Issue Date: 
November 17, 2014

Bradley J. Franc, a Pitt School of Law alumnus and a shareholder in the law firm of Houston Harbaugh, P.C., has been appointed a Commonwealth Trustee on the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett.

Bradley J. Franc

Franc has been with Houston Harbaugh for more than 27 years and served as the firm’s president and a member of its executive council for more than 15 years. Franc’s areas of expertise are business planning, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, federal and state tax issues, and succession planning. For the past three years, Franc has been named one of the top attorneys in the Commonwealth by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine, and in 2007, he was selected as one of the top 100 lawyers in the country by Worth magazine. Before earning his Juris Doctor at Pitt in 1987, Franc was a certified public accountant at Arthur Young and Company.

In addition to his law practice, Franc is an entrepreneur, having successfully launched three companies, two of which were named eight separate times by Inc. magazine as the fastest growing companies in the United States. The first company, Legal Network, Ltd., was the first legal interim staffing company in Western Pennsylvania. The second firm, PCN Network, was a real estate closing company that was sold to a private equity firm earlier this year. Medallion Analytics Corporation, Franc’s third company, provides data services to mortgage originators and settlement services companies. Franc also self-published a personal development book for young adults, Choose Your Own Roles.

In addition to his new role on Pitt’s board, Franc serves on the boards of directors for Global Tax Management, General Carbide Graphite Company, La Roche College, Catalyst Connection, and the World Presidents’ Organization. 

He resides in Sewickley, Pa., with his wife Carol and their two children, Alex and Katie.