Franco G. Catalán

International Tax Accountants Firm


In his first 15 years of his career, he started his association with NFP in 1978 when he graduated with his BBA with a major in Accounting, working with a state agency auditing credit union then thereafter he begins working directly with a few other NFP’s groups and with professional Advisory Groups, then finally as a CFO and CEO for a state community Credit Union. During that time, he earned a scholarship to CUNA (Credit Union National Association) Management School at the University of Madison, Wisconsin for three years participating and earning his Management Certification for Credit Unions thereafter on international travels to Manchester, City of Rochdale at the United Kingdom, to City of Mondragon at North of Spain and to Canada to study on different workshops, seminars and annual conferences growing his knowledge and expertise into the International Cooperative business model.

He had the privilege to have as his mentor for three years, one of the most prominent women in the NFP arena; Dr. Antonia Pantojas, founder of Aspira, a Nationwide Education Institution serving poor communities across the nation.
For the last 15 years, he had been professionally associated with Local Government Agencies (City of Leesburg, FL, and City of Winter Park, FL), whereas he earned the CGFO Certification for Government Officers developing a better understanding of issues related to GASB and Fund Accounting for Government arena); with Churches and other NFP’s assisting on their boards on a volunteer basis and working for some others NFP’s applying for federal tax exemptions mostly for 501(c)(3) and also working with their tax needs, filing their forms 990 when required, since 1997. In 2019 he pursued and earned a Certificate of Non-Profit with three renowned organizations; the AICPA Certificate in Non-Profits, his certification as Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional badge with the Fiscal Management Associates Institute, (expanding to FASB related issues to NFP), and with an NFP Management Certificate at Rollins College with the Edyth Bush Institute.

Currently, he serves as a volunteer treasurer at Nuevo Sendero, Inc., a local not for profit organization serving victims of domestic violence since its inception 13 years ago and with another great community leader in Central Florida and on her native Island of Dominican Republic Mrs. Diana Mejia; as a volunteer Treasurer at Una Voz en el Desierto Inc., a Faith-based not for Profit serving families locally with Reverend Roberto Colon and as a volunteer VP with FUNAVED a Faith-based Not for Profit serving families and orphans locally and abroad in DR, Venezuela, and Bolivia.

He also is the founder of two Not for Profit organizations abroad; Coop of Hope and Orphan of Love in Christian communities at the City of Lahore Pakistan; and the City of Guntur India.

His passion is to participate in music events where his native instruments: “El Cuatro Puertorriqueño” performs. He possesses a collection of instruments and folklore literature of the island where he was born.