February 2018 Award of Excellence Winner

Frankie Frain (holding check) and colleagues

Frankie Frain (IT) is February’s Award of Excellence winner. He is currently the director of IT infrastructure. His first job at Emerson was as an IT Help Desk work study student in 2004. After receiving a BA in Visual and Media Arts in 2007, he was brought on as a temporary employee at the Help Desk. He was hired full time in 2008 as a lab services analyst. In Summer 2011, he was hired as a systems administrator. The next step in his Emerson journey was the completion of the MFA program in Visual and Media Arts in 2012. He became a network manager for a short time in 2013 before being promoted to his current position. 

He said of the award, “Emerson has been my home for nearly 15 years; I was educated here and I’ve been a component in the evolution of our technology during that time. As someone with such a stake in Emerson’s success, to be recognized in any capacity is very meaningful to me. As a manager in IT, my team and my colleagues are to thank for any of my accomplishments. I was truly surprised by the award, grateful to the person who nominated me, and humbled by the appreciation I was shown.”