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Alisa Harrison, 202-628-8000
Matt Haller, 202-662-0770
ORLANDO, Feb.14, 2012―Susan E. Black-Beth, CFE, chief operating officer for Super Wash, was honored today by the International Franchise Association as the Bonny LeVine Award recipient during IFA’s 52nd Annual Convention.
“Susan has made it her mission to provide excellent guidance and serve as an example to women who want to excel in franchising,” said IFA Chairman Jack Earle, managing partner of Earle Enterprises LP and a multi-unit franchisee of McDonald’s. “She has been a committed and tireless advocate for franchising and a mentor to women.”
Prior to assuming the role of COO of Super Wash, Inc., Black-Beth served as senior vice president and director of franchising since the inception of the Super Wash franchise program in November 2000. She is currently responsible for the relationships with franchisees at 150 locations, the operations of 155 company-managed facilities, franchise development and transfers, marketing and social media.
In addition to being a Certified Franchise Executive, Black-Beth has worked to promote franchising among women and has helped to foster the community of women in franchising as the immediate past chairwoman of the IFA’s Women’s Franchise Committee, the co-founder and past co-chairwoman of the Chicago Women’s Franchise Network and many speaking and committee positions within IFA, including serving on the IFA Board of Directors.
She is the past co-chairwoman for the Strategic Advisory Board of the International Institute for Franchise Education based at Nova Southeastern University. She also has experience as a multi-unit franchisee. Black-Beth recently concluded her term as the president of the Augustana College Alumni Board of Directors in Rock Island, Ill.
The Bonny LeVine Award is bestowed upon a female franchisor or franchisee who has demonstrated ability in franchising as evidenced by her contributions to the growth of the business, contributions to her community through board positions, volunteer work and activities that promote the professional advancement of women, and her contributions as a mentor to women in franchising.
About the International Franchise Association
The International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. Celebrating over 50 years of excellence, education and advocacy, IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising. Through its media awareness campaign highlighting the theme, Franchising: Building Local Businesses, One Opportunity at a Time, IFA promotes the economic impact of the more than 825,000 franchise establishments, which support nearly 18 million jobs and $2.1 trillion of economic output for the U.S. economy. IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law and business development.