Huntington Learning Center Names Lisa Merry Chief Operating Officer

Former Huntington executive rejoins company to lead corporate and franchise development.

ORADELL, N.J. - Feb. 7, 2017 // PRNewswire // - Huntington Learning Center, a premier tutoring and test prep provider for the K-12 education market, on the brink of its 40th anniversary, announced today the appointment of Lisa Merry as chief operating officer. Merry rejoins Huntington after serving a variety of roles for the company between 1992 and 2007.

As COO, Merry will oversee corporate and franchise operations, as well as lead franchise development efforts as Huntington Learning Center continues its nationwide expansion.

"Lisa's previous experience in our system means she understands the vision of Huntington Learning Center and the value of our world-class student programs," said Eileen Huntington, Co-Founder and CEO of Huntington Learning Center. "Her invaluable expertise and knowledge of our brand makes Lisa a game-changing addition to our team."

Since her time with Huntington, Merry went on to garnering high-impact franchise experience as Coverall's Divisional Director for the East Coast and as COO of School of Rock.

"My love for educating children has driven my career choices throughout my professional life," said Merry. "I look forward to introducing Huntington's valuable resources to additional markets, as well as contributing to the ongoing success and growth of this wonderful organization."

Huntington Learning Center began franchising in 1985 and now has nearly 300 locations nationwide. In 2013, the company changed its franchise model to lower its initial franchise fees to a total upfront investment starting at less than $100K. Huntington also offers franchise financing options, flexibility through part-time startup, and tremendous training and support.

For information about Huntington Learning Center franchise opportunities please visit or call us at 1-800-653-8400

About Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center is the premier national tutoring and test prep provider for the K-12 market with locations in 38 states. It was founded in 1977 with the mission to give every student the best education possible, which is what still drives every business decision to this day. The company prides itself on personalized attention and proven results with individualized programs taught by certified teachers at accredited centers. Areas of instruction include phonics, reading, writing, vocabulary, math, science, study skills, executive functioning skills, ACT, SAT, PSAT, high school entrance exams, and state and other standardized exams.

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