July 20, 2023

Titus Center for Franchising Advisory Board Adds Eight Companies and 17 Members

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Titus Center for Franchising at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida, has added eight companies and 17 members to its Advisory Board. The board now includes 72 companies and 93 franchise executives.

“Franchising is experiencing a surge of interest not only from prospective franchisees and franchisors, but from people who have been part of the franchise community for many years,” commented Dr. John P. Hayes, CFE, the university’s Chair for Franchise Leadership. “Starting with the popularity of our Selling Franchises Summit in January, we have received a record number of individuals asking to join our Advisory Board, for which we are extremely grateful.” Board members provide guidance for the Titus Center’s academic programs, as well as mentoring for students. Board dues help support the center’s operating budget.

More than 100 students have registered for a franchise course since the Titus Center opened in the Fall of 2017. More than 50 students have earned a Concentration in Franchising. Nearly 70 students are currently studying franchising at PBA.  Six graduates have become franchisees and a dozen are employees of franchise companies.

Titus Center welcomes to the Advisory Board:

Matthew Shubert, Profitkeeper/Prime Pay

Tim Vogel, Scenthound

Nick Boariu and Marc Douglas, Clothes Bin

William Stewart, Navigator Partners

April Porter, Ask April Porter

Madalina Iordache and Matthew Cancino, Bright Pink Agency

Michael Webster and Joe Caruso, Franchise Sales

Max Holvik, Training Systems Designs

Heather Elrod and Lauren Wanamaker, Conscious Capital Growth

Kissel Goldman and Richard Perna, My Eyelab

Mark Kane, Franchisely

Martin Joksimovic, MFV Expositions


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. The next meeting will be Nov. 15, 2023. Guests are welcome. More information is available on the Titus Center webpage.


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