Dan Tarrence, Franklin Energy EVP, Joins the Mind Shift Board of Directors

Mind Shift is pleased to announce the addition of Dan Tarrence, Executive Vice President of Franklin Energy, to its board of directors.

Dan’s skill, knowledge and talent as an executive and business person, along with his passion for finding viable solutions for the growing social concern of adults with autism spectrum disorder, make him the perfect person to represent and spear head Mind Shift’s introduction into the Greater Milwaukee region.

As Executive Vice President of Franklin Energy, Dan manages the end-to-end implementation of services for clients across the country and has been a leader in Energy Efficiency since 1990. He was recently awarded The Association of Energy Service Professionals’  2017 “Industry Leader Award”.

“I am excited to be part of bringing Mind Shift operations to Southeastern Wisconsin. By tapping into Mind Shift’s proven model and existing infrastructure, our region will benefit from a quick start-up and ability to deliver a detail oriented, focused, and loyal workforce to area businesses this year.  Mind Shift will be a great asset in our region for creating jobs for those talented people on the autism spectrum and helping companies be more productive,” said Tarrence in response to his election to the Mind Shift Board of Directors.

Tim Hanson, Board Chair and Founder of Mind Shift, commented,  “Since 2010, we've had dozens of requests to expand Mind Shift into other cities.  When we consider expanding, we look for partners who have solid business experience, a heart for supporting people on the autism spectrum, and access to customers.  Dan checks all the boxes.  He's a seasoned, successful business owner.  He knows how to grow and operate a business.  His son is on the autism spectrum.  He lives in Milwaukee, a city needing skilled, dedicated, loyal workers (like Mind Shift employees).  Dan is a great fit for Mind Shift, and a strong addition to our board”.

Mind Shift is a non-profit company that is dedicated to helping businesses leverage the strengths of people on the autism spectrum in detail-oriented work. With operations in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and the Fargo area, Mind Shift is now targeting the summer of 2017 to begin operations in the Milwaukee area.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Cortnee Jensen at 541-817-9023 or cortnee.jensen@mindshift.works.