This award is the International Franchise Association’s way to recognize visionary leaders within the franchise industry who have created a successful business enterprise through franchising. Past recipients have included Abe Gustin, Jr. of Applebee’s International, Inc. and J. Willard Marriot of Marriot Corp.
“I cannot believe it has been 41 years since I left my tenured teaching position and risked everything to open the first center with my husband,” Eileen explains. “I never dreamed of developing an industry that helps students, families and communities in addition to Huntington franchisees. I am so proud to have built a results-driven business that truly helps students while also enabling franchisees to succeed.”