Just Between Friends Franchise System, Inc. Announces Two Key Promotions Erin Patrick Named Director of Operations and Angela Lewallen Named Franchise Administrator Just Between Friends Preparing for More Growth in 2017
Tulsa, Okla. – Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce it has promoted two key employees to new positions within the company. JBF CEO & Co-founder Shannon Wilburn announced the promotions this week: Erin Patrick as Director of Operations and Angela Lewallen as Franchise Administrator. Wilburn says the promotions are in response to the franchise systems continued national growth.
As Director of Operations, Patrick will coordinate, manage and monitor various departments within the organization. She will work to ensure best practices including improving processes and policies to support the company’s goals. In this position, Patrick will also supervise human resources and manage internal communications among all departments as well as with key outside vendors. She will manage and update all key manuals and documents for the franchise system and oversee franchise sales and lead development, support, project management and customer service.
As Franchise Administrator, Lewallen plays a very important role in franchise sales and retention. She will manage the entire onboarding process for new franchisees, ensuring that new franchise owners are set up for success with access to management, manuals, social media and branding technology. In addition, she will manage the transfer and renewal process for the franchise systems. Lewallen will also oversee compliance for the franchise system to ensure all franchisees are in compliance with liability insurance.
“Both Erin and Angela have been with the franchise system for several years and I am thrilled to see their growth within our company. They will play key roles in moving JBF to future success in 2017 and beyond,” explained Shannon Wilburn, CEO and CO-founder of Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. Just Between Friends has 154 franchises – 153 in 30 states and one in Canada. They are actively recruiting franchisees in both countries. Click here to learn more about their franchise opportunity. http://bit.ly/1laY9Hu For more information or to set up an interview, contact Diane White at 918-770-3905 or email Diane@DianeWhitePr.com About Just Between Friends In 1997, Just Between Friends was created in a living room in Tulsa, Oklahoma when Shannon Wilburn, a mother of two young children, and her friend Daven Tackett hosted a sale with 17 friends as consignors and had gross sales of $2000. In 2016, that same sale hosted two events and grossed almost 1 million dollars. The sales caught on with families and grew, so in 2003, they formed Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. Wilburn is now sole owner and CEO of Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc., which has 153 franchises in 30 states and one in Canada for a total of 154. System-wide sales in 2016 topped 29 million and they expect to top 31 million in 2017. For the last three years, Forbes Magazine named Just Between Friends one of the top ten franchises in the United States in the under $150,000 investment category. JBF was also named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 500 Franchises for the last five years. Just Between Friends Franchise Systems Inc. also received a “Franchisee Satisfaction Award” and was named in the Top 50 franchises by “Franchise Business Review” for the past seven of the last eight years. JBF has been featured on numerous national television shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis, Fox News, CBS Early Show, ABC News, CNN, Headline News, Inside Edition and CNBC’s The Big Idea. They have also been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Inc.com as well as many top markets including Seattle, Minneapolis, Denver, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco and Philadelphia and on popular websites www.yahoo.com, www.sheknows.com and Disney website www.family.com.