Franklin Pierce – Board Member
Franklin (Frank) Pierce began his career at the age of 17 by joining the U.S. Coast Guard. The Korean war was just ending, and the cold war had begun. After serving in various duties, including a 14 month deployment above the Arctic Circle, Coast Guard cutter patrols and air-sea rescue missions out of Miami, Frank was honorably discharged in 1959.
Immediately following his Coast Guard enlistment, Frank joined the Miami Springs Police Department where he served for six years before joining the Miami Dade Police Department. During 35 years of exemplary service with the Miami Dade Police Department Frank received numerous service medals including two purple hearts. After working in various strategic units he became a detective in the Criminal Intelligence Bureau. He also worked with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Secret Service.
Upon retirement from a distinguished and decorated life of public service, Frank became a major investor and participant in a film company whose goal was to produce films in order to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum in Washington DC. He has been further honored by having some of his poetry chosen to be permanently displayed at the memorial.
Recently, Frank has been concentrating on angel investments specifically related to the biomedical and emerging technologies sectors.