Board and Organizational Information

 

What does the FOA board do?
Who serves on the FOA board of directors?

Proposed Sylvan Franchise Owners Association By Laws - Approved July 2016
Sylvan Franchise Owners Association By-Laws Red-lined Version

President

Randy Way
Richmond, Washington 
Email:  randy@tcsylvan.com
Term: January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2017

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Vice President

Rand Bleimeister
Los Angeles, California
Email: randbleimeister@gmail.com
Term: January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2018
*At-Large Representative

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Treasurer

Marissa Roh
David City, Nebraska 
Email:  marissa.roh@sylvanlearning.com
Term: January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2019
*At-Large Representative

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Secretary

Paige Howell
Ponte Vedre Beach, Florida
Email:  phowell@sylvanstjohns.com
Term: January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2017
*At-Large Representative

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At-Large/Regional Board Members

Jim Fee
Email: jim.fee@sylvanks.com
Term: January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2017
*President Emeritus

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Lesley Mitchell
Calgary, AB, Canada
Email: lesley.sylvancalgary@gmail.com
Term: January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2018
*Canadian Regional Representative

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Kari Weigel
Bismarck, North Dakota
Email: kari@sylvanbismarck.com
Term: January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2018
*Central Regional Representative 

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Susan Fairbairn
Austin, Texas
Email: s.fairbairn@sylvanhmj.com
Term: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019
*East Regional Representative

Gail Smith
Lakewood, Washington
Email: gsmith.sylvan@comcast.net
Term: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019
*West Regional Representative

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What does the FOA Board do?

  • The mission of the FOA Board is to provide united leadership and effective communication in advocating for and protecting the interests of the Sylvan franchise community.
  • Meets quarterly with Sylvan Corporate Officers.
  • Communicates franchisee issues, recommendations and concerns to Corporate.
  • Advises Corporate on the planning and implementation of current and future programs.
  • Participates in Corporate advisory committees: Education, Technology, and Operations/Training.
  • Appoints two Directors to the National Advertising Committee to assist in the development and critique of marketing activities and materials.
  • Reviews, with the FOA attorney, proposed changes to Sylvan license agreements.

 

Who serves on the FOA Board of Directors?

  • Eleven individuals elected from the FOA membership for a three year term.
  • Officers volunteer their time and are appointed for a one year term.
  • All FOA members in good standing are eligible for nomination to the Board.