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Charles Leslie Franks

Charles Leslie Franks, American investments executive. Certified internal auditor; Certified Public Accountants; chartered bank auditor.


  • Franks, Charles Leslie was born on January 21, 1934 in Columbus, Mississippi, United States. Son of Leslie J. and Almeda (Morris) Franks.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science summa cum laude, Mississippi State University, 1956.


    • Accountant Arthur Andersen & Company, Houston, 1959-1961. Manager internal audit department Bank of Southwest, 1961-1971. General auditor Southwest Bancshares, Inc., 1972-1979.

      Vice president, auditor Mercantile National Bank, Dallas, 1979-1982, senior vice president, auditor, 1982-1986. Senior vice president, director, internal auditor Bright Banc, 1986-1989, senior vice president, chief finance officer, 1989-1990. Private practice investments, since 1991.

      Instructor, speaker various Bank Administration Institute seminars, meetings and conventions.

    Major achievements

    • Certified internal auditor. Certified Public Accountants. Chartered bank auditor.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Served to captain United States Air Force, 1956-1959. Member Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (secretary Houston chapter 1971-1972), Bank Administration Institute (vice president Gulf Coast chapter 1971-1972, president 1973-1974, director 1974-1975, state director 1975-1977, director Dallas chapter 1980-1984), American Institute Banking, Institute Internal Auditors (governor 1973-1978, president Houston chapter 1974-1975), Houston Chamber of Commerce C., Arnold Air Society, Phi Eta Sigma, Chi Lambda Rho, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Kappa Psi.


    • Married Cecile Alice Cronovich, February 7, 1959. Children– Carolyn Anne, Charles Christopher.
    • father: Leslie J. Franks
    • mother: Almeda (Morris) Franks
    • spouse: Cecile Alice Cronovich
    • children: Carolyn Anne Franks
    • Charles Christopher Franks
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    Born January 21, 1934
    • 1956
      Mississippi State University
    • 1959 - 1961
      Accountant, Arthur Andersen & Company
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1961 - 1971
      manager, internal audit department Bank of Southwest
    • 1972 - 1979
      general auditor, Southwest Bancshares
    • 1979 - 1982
      vice president, Mercantile National Bank
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1979 - 1982
      auditor, Mercantile National Bank
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1991
      private practice, investments
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