Mrs. Franklin is Co-Founder of Franklin Companies, a fully integrated multi-family and senior living community industry leader where she guides Franklin Park’s brand, design, and first impressions management. In June 2014, Susan and her husband, Aubra, were awarded the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year designation for Central Texas. Susan’s leadership of Franklin Park was honored in December 2014 with the cover article for the statewide launch of NSIDE Texas Magazine, and she was also named a Gala Honoree for NSIDE Texas Magazine. Mrs. Franklin is a Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation board member where she serves on the Building Committee and is a Founders’ Network Co-Chair. In her role, Mrs. Franklin worked with the design and development teams that brought forth the vision and the necessary support making the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts a reality. She contributes her resources and talents furthering the mission of many cultural and philanthropic efforts, including hosting notable musicians such as Nobuyuki Tsjuii, 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist. Mrs. Franklin is a 2016 Creative Arts Inductee of the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame and was profiled in the January 2017 cover story of San Antonio Woman Magazine.