Fran Harris’s electrifying personality, unconventional wisdom, and business & marketing insights have landed her appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, FOX Business Channel, CNBC’s The Big Idea, CNN Headline News, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Style Network, Comedy Central, Oprah’s Radio Network and many others. She cut her teeth in television as a reporter and color analyst for ESPN, Lifetime Television and FOX Sports and is now a play-by-play announcer for the Longhorn Network.
She’s the founder and publisher of several publications including Collegepreneur® , Women’s Sports Business Journal, and Girls Basketball magazine. The author of more than 20 books including Will the Real You Please Stand Up?, The Intentional Millionaire, It Takes Balls to Lead and the upcoming, No More Excuses, Period,Fran is a prolific product creator and megapreneur—leading not one but three companies to next-level success.
A former Procter & Gamble sales executive, Fran works with small businesses and Fortune 100 companies, helping them to explode their bottom lines through innovative marketing strategies. She recently started a mobile marketing and app development company focusing on helping small businesses and entrepreneurs leverage the power of the Internet, mobile marketing and mobile apps to grow their businesses. A member of the Houston Comets’ first WNBA Championship team, she was also an alternate on the 1988 United States Olympic team and captain on the University of Texas at Austin’s first and only NCAA Championship team in 1986. Still in love with her favorite sport and highly respected as a fierce competitor, Fran works with hundreds of youth each year through her company Fran Harris Basketball, which infuses success principles into youth ages 8-18 using sports as a vehicle. She’s also a member of the Advertising faculty at her alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches sports marketing, sports media and sales. A winner in every facet of her game, Fran Harris is without question, leading the next generation of thought leaders, innovators and media moguls.