The Power Is In You! Franchise Relations & Leadership – Dayton

Date: September 18, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ET

Contact: Ellen Geron, 937.443.6835,

A complimentary seminar presented by the International Franchise Association, Althans Insurance Agency, Inc. and Thompson Hine LLP

Please join us for a timely breakfast briefing and opportunity to network with other professionals in the franchise industry. Our program will include a brief legal update followed by The Power Is In You! Franchise Relations & Leadership presented by Susan Beth, chief operating officer of NRD Capital. Susan has many years’ experience on every side of franchising, and will share leadership insights she has gained as a franchisor, franchisee, franchise supplier and franchise investor.

We hope you will be able to join us, and we encourage you to invite other franchisees, franchisors or those interested in learning more about franchising to attend.


8:30 – 9 a.m.

  • Registration & Breakfast

9 – 10:15 a.m.

  • Welcome & Introduction
    Stacie Waller, Althans Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Legal Franchising Update
    Jennifer Maffett-Nickelman, Thompson Hine
  • The Power Is In You! Franchise Relations & Leadership
    Susan Beth, NRD Capital

Wetherington Golf & Country Club
7337 Country Club Drive
West Chester, Ohio 45069

Attendance is complimentary, but please register online by Monday, September 16 to reserve your seat.

Continuing education credit: IFA’s Franchise Business Networks are approved for 50 Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) participation credits per meeting. Learn more and enroll at

About the Speaker:

Susan Beth is the chief operating officer of NRD Capital, a $150 million private equity fund focused on investing in franchise and multi-location businesses. She was recruited as the fund’s first employee by founder and managing partner, Aziz Hashim, to leverage her deep and varied operational experience to launch the fund in 2015.

Susan is one of the few people who have truly experienced franchising from all sides. She spent 14 years as a franchisor, nine years as a franchisee (having bought her first location at 19), eight years as a supplier to the industry and is now an investor in franchise businesses.

Susan’s honors include receiving the International Franchise Association’s prestigious Bonny LeVine Award (2012); receiving the 2013 Crystal Compass from the IFA’s Women’s Franchise Committee; being named by 1851 magazine as a “Young One to Watch” in 2016; being named an “Emerging Leader” by The M&A Advisor (2017); being recognized as a 2018 “Influential Woman in Business” by The Daily Herald; and being selected as one of 2019’s “Most Influential Women in Middle Market M&A” by Mergers & Acquisitions magazine.

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