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Pet Butler, a pet waste cleanup franchise, named Patricia Gannon as chief financial officer. Gannon has been retired for the past 11 months. Prior to retirement, Gannon owned Blue Ribbon Trophies and Awards for 24 years.

Savannah Wolach was promoted to managing director of organizational performance for Parker Finch Management. Wolcah is the company’s former director of organizational performance.

Damon Dranchak is the new vice president of franchise operations for The Original Soup Man. Dranchak spent the past eight years as vice president of operations for Auntie Anne’s Pretzels.

Sandstrom OnTV Company, a retail outlet franchise, named Tim McCarthy vice president of franchise development; Thomas DeGarmo Jr., as director of creative services; and Megan Helgerson as director of training. Both McCarthy and DeGarmo join the company from Dermacare Laser and Skin Care Clinics, where they served as director of franchise development and creative manager, respectively. Helgerson is the former property manager and corporate trainer for YF Group.

Gregory Decker was appointed vice president, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer for Concerto Networks Inc., a business technology provider. Decker previously served as the CFO of Viking Systems Inc.

RE/MAX International promoted former Executive Director, Information Technology Anthony Lopez, to vice president, information technology.

Kaaren Hamilton is the new director of national sales for Carlson Hotels Worldwide. Hamilton formerly oversaw corporate sales for the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson.

Lee Sanders was appointed president and chief executive officer of The Johnny Rockets Group Inc., franchisor of Johnny Rockets diners. Sanders most recently served as senior vice president of development and franchising for Buffalo Wild Wings.

Right at Home, an in-home senior care franchise, named Dave Creal regional vice president of franchise support. Prior to joining the company, Creal was operations coordinator for Vetter Health Services.

The Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust named Jeff Moody executive director and chief executive officer. Moody is the former chairman, chief executive officer, and president of Metromedia Restaurant Group.

Wild Birds Unlimited named two new vice presidents. Pat Perkinson, the former managing director of retail operations for the company was named vice president of retail sales. Paul Pickett, who previously served as the director of franchise development, was named vice president of franchise development.

Brenda Palmer joined NexCen Brands Inc., as vice president, licensing and brand development. Palmer is the former vice president of licensing for Jordache Enterprises.

Marco’s Franchising LLC, franchisor of Marco’s Pizza, promoted Bonnie Huff to director of accounting from her position as senior accountant.

Joe’s Crab Shack, appointed Ray Blanchette chief operating officer. Blanchette was president and chief operating officer for Pick Up Stix.

Dale Wielgus was appointed human resources manager for Sofitel Worldwide, a brand of Accor hotels. Most recently, Wielgus served as senior vice president of human resources and training for Accor North America.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. hired Florine Clark as vice president and deputy general counsel. Clark is a former senior attorney for Quest Services Corporation.

Weichert Realtors named Judith White as corporate vice president of management development for the company’s Capital Region, which includes Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. White previously led the company’s Career Advisory Services and Real Estate School.

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, a home remodeling company, hired Jimmy Bartlett as special projects director. Before joining DreamMaker, Bartlett owned a remodeling business.

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