Frank’s Platform and Background
It is well past time for the current leadership (EVP LaPierre, President Cotton, and 1st VP Lee) to step aside and for the Board to step up and perform its fiduciary duties
Transparency and Accountability
Fully cooperate with an Examiner or Trustee as appointed by Judge Cohen in the NY AG case
Fully implement former CFO Spray’s systems, reforms, and management controls for ALL employees, contractors, vendors, and board members, including the full board reviewing and approving any tax filings before submission.
Demand restitution for ALL inappropriate payments or reimbursements to the extent permitted by law
Engage an external auditor with a comprehensive scope of engagement to ensure that appropriate management controls are in place and are being followed.
Implement a Board Nominating process with clear eligibility criteria that bring forward candidates with the experience, talent, and skills needed to govern the NRA. All eligible candidates to be on the ballot. End nominations just for celebrities.
End the “Consent Agenda” approach to Board meetings and reestablish vigorous discussion and debate.
Implement a clear strategic plan for the NRA that focuses on OFFENSE to protect our 2nd Amendment Rights. We have played defense for far too long.
Collaborate with sister 2nd Amendment rights organizations at the national and State level - end the “Not Invented Here” approach.
Implement a clear succession Planning process for Board leadership and senior management.
Reduce the size of the Board to 25 or fewer seats. 76 seats are ungovernable.
Implement Term limits for the Board as advocated by the Save the Second movement. I commit to serving no more than 3 terms on the board of directors and to attending every board and assigned committee meeting. Boards need new blood and 3 terms are more than enough to make an impact.
Strengthen the Board discipline process. Eliminate the Executive Council. Make it easier for members to remove non-performing Officers and Board Members.
Rebuild confidence and membership with the disaffected members who have stopped giving or dropped membership over the improprieties of the LaPierre regime.
Always keep in focus that the strength of the NRA is the Members - not the management or any individual.
On My Dime
The NRA is a non-profit. I will provide financial support to the organization as one of my top 3 charities each year. I will not take any money from the organization. I will pay my own expenses. Our members’ money needs to be focused on programs and defending our rights.
Nomination by Petition of the Members
I will ALWAYS run by petition, look members in the eye & meet them in person at events all over the nation. I will stay as long as I am of use to the members, continuing to earn their trust even if nominated by the internal nominating committee in the future.
A proven leader with over 20 years of success in board of director and senior executive management roles setting policy for for-profit and non-profit organizations with service on Audit, Finance, Executive, Governance, Human Resources, Nominating and CEO Search committees and leadership roles as Board Chair, Board President, Secretary, and Treasurer. NRA Benefactor Life Member, NRA Training Counselor, and NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO).
Mr. Tait has more than 30 years of senior executive experience in predictably and profitably, organically, and inorganically growing businesses focused on innovative software products and services in turn-around and high-growth situations with a focus on the education and government markets.
He has the industry knowledge, agility, and capacity to keep pace with the growth and increasing complexity of the education landscape that enables the development of new technology solutions to support the educators and leaders on the front line of education.
Frank has a long track record of successfully navigating new business opportunities while improving the rate of return from sales, marketing, and R&D investments. Frank is skilled in the identification and understanding of market problems as well as the complex business strategies of mergers and acquisitions.
Frank is CEO of CXO Services and since 2019 an Industry Advisor to Warburg Pincus for the Education Market. Prior to 2019, Frank was SVP Business Development for Frontline Education, SVP Global Marketing and Strategy for SCT (Now Ellucian), SVP Sales and Marketing for DecisionOne, President of MAXIMUS Justice Solutions, and SVP of Sales for Schoolwires (now part of BlackBoard).
Board and Advisory Experience
7 Mindsets (2021-Present)
C21 Education (2021-Present)
Project Education (2021-Present)
Visual Plan (2020-Present)
Archetype Solutions (2020-Present)
Employee Cycle (2018-Present)
Teach Virtual Online (acquired by C21 Education) (2019-2021)
Collaborative Action Technology (Secretary) (2001-2003)
OIC Philadelphia (Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Governance Committee) (2021-Present)
ELAB (Executive Committee) (2020-Present)
Revere’s Riders (Secretary) (2018-Present)
LPRGC Youth (Secretary/Treasurer) (2019- Present)
The Common Place (Finance Committee) (2015-2020)
LPRGC (Chair, Treasurer) (2013-Present)
Wayne Presbyterian Church (President) (2015-2018)
Valley Forge Educational Services (Chair, Audit Committee, Finance Committee, CEO Search Committee Chair) (2001-2015)
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia (Finance Committee) (2005-2007)
Temple University College of Science and Technology Alumni Board (Chair) (2003-2008)
The Vanguard School (Chair, Search Committee Chair) (1997-2005)
PACT Technology Company of the Year (2018)
PACT Investment Deal of the Year (2017)
ITSMA Services Marketing Award (2003)
Temple University, College of Science and Technology, Certificate of Honor (2003)