Jania Bailey, CFE: Chief Executive Officer FranNet.


This award was created in 1994 in memory of esteemed IFA member and Postal Instant Press co-founder Bonnie LeVine. The award is given to a female franchisor or franchisee who has demonstrated ability in franchising as evidenced by her contributions to the growth of the business, service to the community, and efforts to mentor other women in franchising.

Following a career in banking and consulting, Jania Bailey joined FranNet in August 2006 as President and COO while the company was transitioning to new ownership. In 2015, she took on the role of CEO. Bailey has led the company through unprecedented growth. Since her tenure began, FranNet has seen an astonishing system-wide sales increase of nearly 1,000 percent; more than doubled the number of company offices across North America; and has transitioned to a franchise business model. The fast pace of growth has been recognized: FranNet has made the Inc. magazine list as one of the fastest-growing private businesses in the U.S., four years in a row.

Jania also spearheaded national relationships with nonprofit organizations that provide advice and networking for small business owners such as SCORE, ASBDC, BNI and PAFI, while also...

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