Titus Center for Franchising Advisory Board Attracts Richard Davies, QFP
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Titus Center for Franchising Advisory Board Attracts Richard Davies, QFP

May 20, 2022 // Franchising.com // Richard Davies, QFP, Advertising Director of DC Thomson Media Company, publisher of Global Franchise magazine in London, England, has joined the Titus Center for Franchising Advisory Board at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, FL.

The Advisory Board now includes 66 franchise executives representing 52 companies. Since 2017, when the Titus Center opened, the Advisory Board has been instrumental in advancing the center’s mission, which is to engage, educate and inspire current and future franchise leaders.

Dr. John P. Hayes, CFE, director of the Titus Center and Titus Chair for Franchise Leadership at PBA, said, “Getting the support of Global Franchise magazine through the membership of Richard Davies is an important milestone for Titus Center. Mr. Davies becomes our first international member and he’s well known in the world franchise community.”

Mr. Davies is a 22-year franchise veteran and a past affiliate chair of the British Franchise Association where he has served on various committees. He is currently a member of the International Franchise Association’s International Committee. He also has served as a judge for numerous franchise awards.

Upon his appointment to the board, Davies said, “I’m passionate about promoting ethical franchising and standards, and I’m a huge advocate for education and spreading the word about franchising as a great industry. I look forward to supporting the PBA Titus Center and helping to educate the next generation of franchise executives worldwide.”

Titus Center Advisory Board membership is open to franchise executives and companies that want to support franchise education. The board meets twice annually on the PBA campus.

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. It’s the only center of its kind dedicated to franchising; students complete 12 credit hours to earn a concentration in franchising as part of a business degree in marketing or management. 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.

SOURCE The Titus Center For Franchising

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