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Wayne Thomas Franke, American government affairs director, consultant. Avocations: golf, rock work, fishing, tree trimming, camping. M C.


Franke, Wayne Thomas was born on June 23, 1950 in San Angelo, Texas, United States. Son of Bernard Raymond and Henrietta Elizabeth (Kozelsky) Franke.


Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas, 1972.


Administrative clerk, General Telephone Сompany of the S.W., San Angelo, 1968-1972;committee consultant, General Telephone Сompany of the S.W., Irving, Texas, 1972-1975;assistant government affairs manager, General Telephone Сompany of the S.W., San Angelo, 1975-1978;government affairs manager, General Telephone Сompany of the S.W., Austin, Texas, 1976-1986;government affairs director, General Telephone Сompany of the S.W., Austin, 1986-1998;owner, MJWT Cons., Austin, since 1998. Legislation affairs committee Texas Industrial Development Council, College Station, 1977-1984, chairman, Austin, 1981-1983. Member energy and awards committees, 1978-1979.

Member United States Speaker Jim Wright's Diplomatic Mission to Moscow, 1987.


Fundraiser Boy Scouts American, Austin, 1987-1988, Austin Performing Arts Center, 1998-2000. Loaned executive Tarrant County United Way, 1973-1974. Issues management advisory council North Texas Commission, Dallas, 1985-1987.

Program chairman John Ben Shepperd Leadership Forum, Odessa, Texas, 1986, chairman, Austin, 1987, John Ben Shepperd Alumni Forum, 1988. Member John Ben Shepperd Governing Board, 1990-1991, chairman finance, 1990-1991, finance committee 1990-1992, advisory board, 1991-1993, vice-chairman John Ben Shepperd Foundation, 1997-1998, chairman, 1998-1999, board directors, since 1997. Corporation co-chairman drive United Cerebral Palsy Association, Austin area, 1990-1996.

Member Hays Country Oaks Architectural Control & Protection Committee, 1993-1996. Steering committee, fundraising Travis County Association Retarded Citizens. Trustee West Texas Boy's Ranch Foundation, 1995-2005, treasurer executive committee, 1999-2001, chairman 2001-2002.

Chairman Texas Statehood Sesquicentennial Program, 1996. Board directors Angelo State University Ex-Students Association, 1999-2005, Hays CISD Education Foundation, since 2005, Angelo State University Foundation, 2006^;vice-Chairman 2009-2010, Chairman 2010-present. Member task force Schools and Committees Offering Positive Experiences, Hays Information Systems Development, 2003-2005.

Member pastoral council St. Paul's Catholic Church, 2007-2009. Member of Knights of Columbus (recorder 2003), Lewisville/San Angelo Chamber of Commerce (ambassador 1974-1977, Ambassador of Year 1975, 1976), Business Insurance Consumers Association (executive committee 1990-1995), West Texas Chamber of Commerce (state affairs committee, legislation advisory council), Homeowners Association, Texas Self-Insurance Association (co-chair legislation committee 1993), Texas Taxpayers and Research Association (state affairs committee 1985-1997), Texas Association Business and Chamber of Commerce (chairman state affairs committee 1977-1979, board directors Austin chapter 1985-1988, vice chairman 1987, statewide state affairs committee), Austin Economic Club, St. Paul's Catholic Church (vision committee 2001-2002, co-chair 2005 St. Paul's parish festival, pastoral council 2007-2009), Optimists (secretary Irving chapter 1973-1974, vice president youth work 1974-1975, president 1975, board directors San Angelo chapter 1977, lieutenant governor North Texas district 1978-1979, Stars of Tex Rodeo-Art Committee 2004-2005).


  • Other Interests

    Golf, rock work, fishing, tree trimming, camping.


Married Regina Gale Franke. 1 child Mauri Jane stepchildren: Colton, Christina.