Mr. Bobby Franklin

Mr. Bobby Franklin

President & CEO, The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)

Bobby Franklin is the President & CEO of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), the venture community’s preeminent trade association, which empowers the next generation of transformative American companies and advocates for the American entrepreneurial ecosystem. With nearly 30 years of experience in advocacy and public policy in our nation’s capital, Bobby took the helm of NVCA in September of 2013 after nearly a decade at CTIA – The Wireless Association, where he first served as head lobbyist and then spent the next eight years as the association’s Executive Vice President. Prior to joining CTIA, Bobby worked for wireless provider Alltel Corporation as both their lobbyist and then head of the company’s Washington office. An Arkansas native, Bobby got his start in Washington working in the U.S. Senate for Senator David Pryor of Arkansas