Frannie Matthews

Colorado Technology Association (CTA)

Frannie Matthews is the CEO of the Colorado Technology Association (CTA).

Before joining CTA, Frannie spent 18 years with IBM and served as the IBM Senior Location Executive for Denver. She has over a decade of sales management and leadership experience with regional high-performance teams.

Frannie is currently serving as the Vice-Chairperson for TECNA, Technology Councils of North America. Additionally, she serves as a board member of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance.

She has a passion for helping the next generation and has a particular interest in STEM education. Frannie has taught high school-level Junior Achievement courses and works with University of Colorado students through the Leeds School of Business mentoring programs. She also mentors a high school student at the IBM sponsored PTECH program at Skyline High School.

Previously, Frannie has served on the Board of Directors for the University of Colorado Wellness Center. She was a board member of the Colorado Technology Association before becoming the CEO.

In 2018, Governor John Hickenlooper appointed Frannie to the Colorado Workforce Development Council.

In 2020, She was named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Business by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. She was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Women in Business by the Denver Business Journal.

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida. She also has a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.