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International Business Coach, Jerry Hudson, Joins Ben Franklin!

JOHNSTOWN, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA ( is pleased to announce that Mr. Jerry Hudson has become the newest member of the Ben Franklin team. In this position Mr. Hudson will serve as the primary point of contact for tech-entrepreneurs who need startup funding as well as those who need business mentoring and support through the program’s Transformation Business Services Network.

A senior executive with more than 30 years of involvement in technology development and commercialization, Jerry’s background includes P&L experience for business units with 500 employees and R&D projects with budgets that neared $30 million per year. A subject matter expert in advanced energy and environmental technologies, Jerry was also CEO of his own company, Prosperity Innovations LLC, a business advisory and engineering services company focused on transforming international tech-based companies. Recently, he was a business coach for the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (Stanford SEED), living in Accra, Ghana, and helping small and mid-sized West African companies.

Mr. Hudson is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program, holds a MBA from the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, and a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University. Residing in Johnstown, PA, Jerry has held various management positions with the locally-based Concurrent Technologies Corporation. In addition to having served on the Board of Directors, he was also the Senior Vice President of Engineering, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Organizational Development, and General Manager of the Global Systems Division.

Please join with us in welcoming Jerry Hudson. He can be reached at 814-242-3034