Desert Sun Executive Earns Franchise Certification

Franchise Wire:

Mark Willard, Director of Franchise Operations with Desert Sun Tanning was recently designated as a Certified Franchise Executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives.

Willard completed a comprehensive course of study in franchise management offered by the institute, which is the academic branch of the International Franchise Association’s Educational Foundation.

IFA, the world’s largest trade group representing the franchising industry, includes nearly 1,300 franchise companies, 10,000 franchisees and more than 500 firms that provide goods and services to the industry, hosts the presentation during its annual convention in Orlando.

Willard is responsible for the franchise operations of the 85 store Franchise chain based in Maple Valley, WA. He relocated to Seattle from Dallas when Desert Sun’s parent company Palm Beach Tan acquired the Franchise company in December of 2006. Prior to Desert Sun Willard was the Franchise Business Consultant for Palm Beach Tan Franchising Inc.


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