First Franklin Tomorrow Breakfast in 2015 set for Feb. 3

Speaker is international expert on economic impact of parks, Dr. John Crompton

Franklin Tomorrow’s Breakfast With the Mayor’s series, presented this year by Pinnacle Financial Partners, will kick off Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 with Dr. John Crompton joining Franklin Mayor Ken Moore and Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson to discuss the economic impact of parks, recreation and tourism services.

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The event will begin at 7 a.m. with breakfast provided by Puckett’s, Homestead Manor and Puckett’s Boat House. Royal Cup Coffee will kick start the day with a cup of their fine brew. The program will begin at 7:45 a.m. and conclude by 9 a.m.

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There is no cost to attend Breakfast With the Mayors thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. Registration will be accepted starting Jan. 15.

Dr. Crompton holds the rank of University Distinguished Professor and is both a Regents Professor and a Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence at Texas A&M University. He received his basic training in England.

Dr. Crompton’s primary interests are in the areas of marketing and financing public leisure and tourism services. He is author or co-author of 18 books and a substantial number of articles which have been published in the recreation, tourism, sport and marketing fields. He is the most published scholar in the history of both the parks and recreation, and the tourism fields. Dr. Crompton has conducted many hundreds of workshops on Marketing and/or Financing Leisure Services.

He is a past recipient of the National Park Foundation’s Cornelius Amory Pugsley award for outstanding national contributions to parks and conservation; the US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Colleges National Teacher of the Year Award; the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) Distinguished Professional award; the NRPA National Literary award; the NRPA Roosevelt award for outstanding research; the Distinguished Colleague and the Distinguished Teaching awards of the Society of Park and Recreation Educators; the Travel and Tourism Research Association’s Travel Research award; the US Department of Agriculture National award for Teaching Excellence; and is a Minnie Stevens Piper Professor for excellent teaching in the state of Texas.

He was a member of the NRPA’s Board of Trustees for nine years; and is a past president of four professional bodies: the Texas Recreation and Parks Society; the American Academy of Park and Recreation Administration; the Society of Park and Recreation Educators and the Academy of Leisure Sciences. He is a Board member of the National Recreation Foundation.

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