September 28, 2023

Titus Center for Franchising Adds Eight Companies and 12 Members to its Advisory Board

Titus Center for Franchising

PBA News

The Advisory Board of the Titus Center for Franchising at Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) in West Palm Beach, Florida, continues to expand its impact with the addition of eight companies and 12 new members. The Advisory Board now has a formidable lineup of 74 companies and 101 franchise executives.

“Interest in Titus Center, especially in recruiting our graduates as employees and franchisees, continues to increase especially as franchise professionals discover that Palm Beach Atlantic University is in its seventh year of educating college students about franchising,” explained Dr. John P. Hayes, CFE, founding chair of Titus Center.

Currently, nearly 70 undergraduates are earning a concentration in Franchising at PBA. To date, more than 50 students have graduated from the program; seven are franchisees and many others work for franchise companies. In addition to new members, TBC Corporation, a founding member of the Advisory Board, will now be represented by Kevin Northrup, vice president, Franchise Development; Steven Miller, senior corporate counsel and Bradley Keating, director, Franchise Development.

“With the expansion of our Advisory Board we are in a stronger position to provide support to our students. I am extremely grateful to the many franchise professionals who support our mission at the Titus Center,” continued Hayes.

The new companies and their members are:

Franchise Empire – Tariq Johnson, Founder,

FRM Solutions – Stan Friedman, President

Happy & Healthy Products – Dianne Davis, CEO, and Todd Peterson, owner and chair

Image One USA – Tim Conn, founder, and Michael Scalia, franchise development manager Property Stewards – Mark and Carol Holloway, founders,

Puresurance – Eric Geier, founder and president

Tint World – Charles Bonfiglio, founder and CEO, and Anthony Foley, director – Franchise Development

Royal Restaurant Group – Randy Pianin, CEO

Titus Center Advisory Board membership is open to companies and franchise executives that want to support franchise education. The board meets twice annually on the PBA campus in West Palm Beach. The fall Advisory Board events are set for Nov. 14-15. Guests are welcome. More information is available at

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