Although born in Franklin, Frances grew up in Baton Rouge. When she was 17 years old she returned to Franklin and graduated from Franklin Senior High. Frances moved to Lafayette in 1998 to attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance in 2002 and soon married her husband Eric Hicks.
Frances began her career Laborde and Neuner as an accounting clerk in 1999. She was offered a permanent position as an Accountant and remained there for 2 years. She then transitioned to serve as the Head of Accounts Payable at Bernhard Mechanical Contractors for 5 years. While there, Frances and her husband had their daughter Anna. She soon left Bernhard Mechanical Contractors to raise Anna at home.
In 2011, Frances went back to work for a short time at Petroleum Experts before finally coming to MPW Properties, L.L.C.. She serves as our Controller for not only MPW Properties, but also to the many companies of our owner, Mr. William Mills III.