Charles Watson Chief Development Officer - Tropical Smoothie Café, LLC

Charles Watson was named Chief Development Officer in 2016 after serving as VP of Franchise Development since 2010. In this role, Charles is responsible for all development of the TSC brand. A veteran hospitality professional, Charles has worked for several hospitality-related companies, including Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Intercontinental Hotels Group, US Franchise Systems, Inc. and Hospitality Real Estate Counselors. Charles is a graduate of The Hotel School at Cornell University and also holds a Masters of Business Administration from The Terry School of Business at The University of Georgia.

Presenting in the following seminars/workshops:

Friday, January 19, 2018
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
How to Become a Multi-Unit Franchise Owner

Room: 123

Moderated by: Sharon Dietrich, CFE, Capital Access Advisor Team Lead, FRANdata

Panelists: Ron Bender, CFE, Vice President, Franchise Development, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts; Charles Watson, Chief Development Officer, Tropical Smoothie Café, LLC; Joe Mock, Air Force Veteran and Plano, TX Franchisee, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts; Bill Wilfong, Vice President of Operations, Pita Pit; Dallas Kerley, CFE, President and COO, Benetrends, Inc.; Helma Gentry, VP, SBA Branch Liaison Officer, Veritex Community Bank

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