Fran Campbell is a Denver native born to Filipino immigrants. She started her career as a Pediatric LPN and, before moving to the position of President/CEO of the Asian Chamber of Commerce, she was Sr. Clinical Support at Jefferson Center for Mental Health for 17 years.
Concurrently, for over 30 years, Fran was the Operating Co-Manager of Simsiman Family Enterprises, a minority owned small business in Denver. The business included a dry cleaning service; management of apartment property; and operation of a food truck/catering business.
Fran also served 14 years as a Denver Commissioner for both the Asian American Pacific Islander Commission and the Immigrant & Refugee Commission. As a DAAPIC Commissioner, she helped initiate the door-to-door discussions with business owners on South Federal; starting a dialogue between them and the Denver Urban Renewal Authority and the Office of Economic Development with the purpose of revitalizing this commercial retail area.
She has been an active leader in the Denver APIA community throughout her life. Fran served as an elected Officer of the Filipino-American Community of Colorado. She served on the Governors Asian Advisory Council; And she is currently on the Cultural Advisory Board of Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families; as well as a facilitator/coordinator at all nine of the Camps. Additionally, Fran is a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor specializing in trainings for minority communities.
Fran was awarded the Denver Foundation Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award 2011; the Martin Luther King Business & Social Responsibility Award 2014; and Asian American Hero / Asian Avenue Magazine 2015.