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Mr. Electric President, Worthington, Attains Certified Franchise Executive Designation; Honored at IFA Conference

WACO, Texas (March 3, 2014) –Joel Worthington, president of Mr. Electric®, a leading provider of residential and commercial electrical services in the United States and abroad and subsidiary of global franchise company, The Dwyer Group®, has earned his Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation.

For five years, Worthington has worked toward completing a comprehensive course of study in franchise management offered by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives, an academic branch of the International Franchise Association’s Educational Foundation. The International Franchise Association (IFA) recognized Worthington’s continued dedication and commitment to the franchising industry by awarding him the designation of CFE at the annual convention in New Orleans, February 25, 2014.

“I began working toward my CFE to gain a deeper understanding of franchising and to build a stronger foundation on which to work,” stated Worthington. “This designation will help reinforce my commitment to the franchising industry and my desire for continued development and improvement.”

More than 1,800 franchise executives are now enrolled or have received certification. More than 300 IFA-member companies currently have one or more executives enrolled in the program that provides benefits such as specialized knowledge, industry recognition, peer-level networking and professional standing.

Candidates are required to complete a rigorous course of study to earn the CFE designation, which includes attending institute-sponsored educational seminars and workshops. The program enhances franchise professionals’ understanding of the industry’s fundamental and complex aspects.

About Mr. Electric®:
Established in 1994, Mr. Electric is a global franchise organization providing electrical installation and repair services. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500,” Mr. Electric franchisees provide these services to both residential and commercial customers at almost 200 locations worldwide. Mr. Electric is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc., family of service franchises. For more information or to find the location nearest you, visit MrElectric.com.

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