Scott Named to Titus Center Board of Advisors
Brand Journalists’ CEO Thomas Scott has been appointed to the board of advisors of the Titus Center for Franchising, a center of excellence based at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
The Titus Center provides franchise-oriented academic coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in franchising. The center is housed in the university’s Rinker School for Business, and also offers certificate programs in many areas, including:
- How to buy a franchise
- How to franchise a business
- Franchise marketing and sales
- Franchise operations
- Franchise field support
- International franchise expansion
- Master franchisee development
The center also offers a franchise internship program, as well as shadowing opportunities at the franchise world headquarters of United Franchise Group. Since its first semester of operation in fall 2017, it has attracted more than 40 students, several of whom have said they plan to become franchise owners and even franchisors.
As part of his board duties, Scott will be contributing content and other resources to help drive the center’s mission, as well as mentoring students and working with faculty to help strengthen and expand the center’s goal of becoming a leading choice for franchise education in the United States and internationally.
“Thomas is one of the leading practitioners in franchising today,” says Dr. John Hayes, Titus Chair for Franchise Leadership and the center’s director. “His insights about the motivation of prospective franchisees, and the tools that franchisors can use to develop relationships with both prospective and existing franchisees, is unparalleled in our profession. For those reasons, along with the quality of his character and his desire to network with professionals, I asked him to join the Titus Center for Franchising Advisory Board. All of our advisory board members, including franchisors, franchisees and suppliers, and students of the Titus Center, will benefit from Thomas’s knowledge and gifts as a thought leader in our profession.
“The Titus Center’s mission of integrating the world of franchising into a business-school setting is an excellent way of creating tomorrow’s franchise leaders, and I am very happy to be a part of that vision,” Scott says. “The advisory board and faculty are an outstanding and very learned group, and I look forward to engaging with them, and the students, and digging into the smart business practices it takes to make a franchisee or franchisor successful.”