The Titus Center for Franchising Adds 12 New Members to its Advisory Board

April 16, 2024

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (April 15, 2024) Twelve new member companies representing 17 individual members recently joined The Titus Center for Franchising Advisory Board at Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Advisory Board now consists of 81 companies and 119 franchise executives, making it one of the most impressive franchise networks nationally.

“We’re gratified by the ongoing interest in our educational program at the Titus Center,” commented Dr. John P. Hayes, CFE, founding chair of Titus Center for Franchising. “With over 60 students currently pursuing our Concentration in Franchising, we rely on our Advisory Board for various forms of support, including financial assistance, internships, mentoring, educational content, and potential career opportunities.”

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 spring Advisory Board events are set for April 16-17. Information is available at

Companies and individuals joining the Advisory Board this spring include:

  • Cynthia Brown, Northwestern Mutual
  • Bron Launsby, SlickCity
  • Michele Marquis, Floyd Consulting
  • Kate Volman, Floyd Consulting
  • Josh York, GymGuyz
  • Landy Randolph, RAAMP.COM
  • Jeffrey Leach, Vendasta
  • Chris Deianni, Vendasta
  • Monica Tapia-Mularski, Season 2 Consign
  • Erika Schrieber, Season 2 Consign
  • Keith Gerson, Gerson Advisory Services
  • John Brice, BBSI
  • Jack Johnson, The Franchise Insiders
  • Jill Johnson, The Franchise Insiders
  • Kristopher Stuart, Bloomin' Blinds
  • Kelsey Stuart, Bloomin' Blinds
  • Carey Gille, Franchise Fastlane

In addition to the new member companies, eight existing member companies appointed new representatives:

  • Islam Tawfik, Franchisely
  • Larry Strain, Retro Fitness
  • Drew Alfano, Retro Fitness
  • Steve Miller, TBC
  • Rodney Woodstock, TBC
  • Leslie Frazer, Happy & Healthy
  • Jason Anderson, Vast Coworking Group (UFG)
  • Matt Ritter, Fish Consulting

For more information on the Titus Center for Franchising, visit


About The Titus Center for Franchising

Founded in 2017, the Titus Center for Franchising is housed in the Rinker School of Business at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, FL. Students complete 12 credit hours to earn a concentration in franchising as part of a bachelor’s degree. The center was endowed by franchisor Ray Titus, founder and CEO of United Franchise Group, who gave the university a $1.5 million gift. The center is dedicated to educating people about franchising and preparing them to become employees of franchise companies, franchisees and franchisors. Dr. John P. Hayes is the director.