Franco Harris was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame the first year he was eligible, which is no wonder considering his record. The greatest running back of all time, he set or tied over two dozen NFL records, made 9 Pro Bowl appearances and was named Super Bowl MVP.
Off the grid-iron, Franco Harris is the owner of Super Bakery, Inc., and recently saved a piece of history when he purchased the failing Parks Sausage Company, the first publicly-held black-owned business in the U.S. The strategic thinking and perseverance that Harris embodied on the football field have also proven hallmarks of his success as a business leader. Harris' corporate achievements are largely the result of his hands-on approach to management, from the boardroom to the manufacturing floor to the marketplace. He's even been known to hand deliver Super Bakery products from time to time.
At the lecture podium, Franco Harris delivers a stirring program about what it takes to survive and thrive in business. His voice is one of practical experience. He also speaks of the importance of social responsibility in corporate dealings. The recipient of nearly a dozen awards for volunteer work, Franco Harris provides the perfect example for any corporation that wants to give back to the community.