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Ben Franklin Announces Appointment of Regional Director in South Central PA

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA is pleased to announce that Mr. Richard Heddleson has accepted the position of Regional Director for the program’s South Central office located in Harrisburg.

With a service territory that includes Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties, Mr. Heddleson will be responsible for identifying and working with promising tech-entrepreneurs and small manufacturers who need Ben Franklin funding and business support services to start or grow their business.

While new to this position, Richard Heddleson has been with the Center for nearly nine years. As a member of the BF Transformation Business Services Network, he was responsible for working with clients to help develop business strategies and to diagnose major company issues in areas such as financial planning, cash management, market research, marketing strategy, corporate strategy, accounting operations, and software training.

A graduate of the Harvard Business School and The Johns Hopkins University, prior to his employment with Ben Franklin, Richard spent the majority of his career as a Chief Financial Officer with various companies located in California such as 3dfx Interactive, Evoke Software Corporation, Resumix, Visioneer, and BankAmerica Corporation.

Stephen Brawley, President and CEO of Ben Franklin commented, “We are pleased to have someone with Richard’s background and experience as part of our team. His knowledge of our program, coupled with his professional expertise makes him a great fit for this critical position and an important asset for our portfolio companies.”