Ebraiding.net Advisory Board
The ebraiding.net Advisory Board has been established to advise the ebraiding.net executive team on issues related to Hair Braiding and Natural Hair Care in the United States.
EAB's activities and advice provide the necessary input to ensure that the company's mission statement is fully and well implemented so as to enhance the overall growth of the Hair Braiding and Natural Hair Care industries. The 10-member Advisory Board assists ebraiding.net in maintaining a complete and accurate understanding of Hair Braiding and Natural Hair Care issues critical to the success of the implementation of the organization's programs.
Composed of eminent professionals from different sectors, the diverse memberships of the Board assure the expertise reflecting the full breadth of ebraiding.net's responsibilities in the Hair Braiding and Natural Hair Care environment in the United States.
Members are appointed by the ebraiding.net executive team.

Fran Gates
Position:ebraiding.net Advisory Board Member-Lobbying and Legislative Issues

Fran Gates holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Social Services from Alcorn State University.  Fran has worked in the gaming industry for 19 years.  Fran started her career as a front line employee and worked her way up into executive management as Director of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs.  Currently Fran hold an executive management position at Hollywood Casino Tunica a Penn National Gaming Company.  During this time Fran has become a highly respected and knowledgeable Compliance professional.

Fran enjoys working in the community organizations including, The Center For the Prevention of Child Abuse, Make a Wish Foundation, Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce and the Mississippi Coast Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration.  Fran was highly involved in each organization through volunteering, working as board secretary and raising money.

In 2010 Fran became a volunteer assistant girls' basketball coach for a Harrison County High School.  She also worked with special needs children teaching them basic skills for everyday living.  During this time Fran learned about the different hair styles and decided to discover her true self.

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