We are honored to announce that BizCom Associates CEO Scott White and agency President Monica Feid are joining nearly four dozen franchising experts on the Advisory Board of the Titus Center for Franchising, a Presidential Center of Excellence at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Housed within the prestigious Marshall E. Rinker Sr. School of Business, the Titus Center offers coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in franchising. The only academic center of its kind in Florida, the Titus Center facilitates internships, job shadowing and training at area franchises.
“Each member has been chosen for his or her ability to offer ideas, tools and resources to fulfill the center’s mission to become a top choice for students seeking franchise education internationally,” said Dr. John P. Hayes, director of the Titus Center.
During their two-year terms, Advisory Board members will attend steering meetings, evaluate Titus Center programming, speak to undergraduate students, and advocate for the program. They will also have the opportunity to participate in Titus Center Mastermind events dedicated to collecting knowledge and solving business challenges.
The Titus Center was established through an endowment from United Franchise Group CEO Ray Titus. His son, A.J. Titus, is a Palm Beach Atlantic graduate and Executive Vice President of United Franchise Group.
Other confirmed Advisory Board members include:
Jason Anderson, president of Accurate Franchising, Inc.; Carolyn Bolton, chief of staff at Dental Fix; Paul Bosley, managing member of Health Club Experts; Alan Burger, attorney at McDonald Hopkins; Kieth Burley, senior manager of franchise marketing at TBC Corp.; Sally Chester, owner of Team Chester; Daniel Collins, CEO of Franchise Business Development; John Diep, regional director of Enterprise Florida, Inc.; Dan Dubell, franchisee at Legacy Ventures Network/Fully Promoted; and Doug Dwyer, president/chief stewarding officer at Dream Maker Bath & Kitchen.
Kathryn Dye, international trade specialist at U.S. Commercial Service; Bill Edwards, chief operating officer of Edwards Global Services; Lorne Fisher, founder of FISH Consulting; William Fowler, partner & COO of Xpresso Delight; John W. Francis, founder of Next Level Franchise; Stan Friedman, president of FRM Solutions; Paul Frost, commercial service officer at U.S. Commercial Service; Tim Gannon, founder of Bolay; and Barbara Garcia, director of HR franchise division at TBC Corp.
Gary Gardner, owner of Franchise Update Media; Keith Gerson, president/chief customer advocate at FranConnect; Tim Goering, franchisee at Sandler Sales Associates; Mary Heitman, president of IFA; Gerry Henley, executive vice president of Office Pride; Cory Hibbard, director of operations at Transworld Business Advisors; Terri Hoskins, TBC Corp.; Ken Hutcheson, president of U.S. Lawns; Madison Jobe, chief development officer of Wingstop; Jeffrey Johnson, founder/CEO of Franchise Research Institute; and Robert Jones, international managing director at Edwards Global Services.
Jill Klein, general counsel at United Franchise Group; Bill Luce, president of Transworld Business Advisors; Rob Morris, franchisee at Chick-Fil-A; Jeff Panella, CEO of Green Home Solutions; Tom Portesy, president of MFV Expositions; Thomas Scott, CEO of Brand Journalists; Geoff Seiber, CEO of FranFund; Michael Stone, president of CertaPro Painters; Therese Thilgen, president of Franchise Update Media; Lenny Valentino, vice president of franchise development at TBC Corp.; Tony Valle, founder/CEO of NextGen/ElmPerform; and Christy Wilson-Delk, speaker/writer/educator at Christy Wilson Delk Enterprises, LLC.
More information on the Titus Center can be found at www.pba.edu/titus-center.