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Becoming Mom Spa+ Ultrasound hired Susan King Glosby as its new vice president.

Villa Restaurant Group added Enrico Cundari as the new controller of its corporate finance team.

Dorsey & Whitney announced the additions of Marcus Mollison, Laura Graf and Anne Olson as partners.

Ballard Brands promoted Peter Boylan from chief development officer to president, and added David Mesa as his successor at the CDO position.

Tony Ellis was hired as Toppers Pizza’s first-ever vice president of information technology. “My job is to make sure technology is a support system for our brand—not something that will slow us down,” Ellis said.

Innovation Pavillion added Steve Pearse as the new chairman of the board.

Restaurant Magic brought on Lenore O’Meara as its director of channel sales.

The National Association of Corporate Directors named Jose Costa, group president for Driven Brands, a board leadership fellow.

Dental Fix Rx appointed Eric Masson as its chief legal officer.

Fresh Coat Painters added Brian Santos to its corporate team to further franchisee professional development.

Terri McCulloch joined Pinot’s Pallette as its new senior VP of marketing.

Amy Lawhorne was promoted to vice president and brand leader of Mosquito Squad. The company recently reached the 200 location milestone.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate announced Daniel Dannenman as its new chief operating officer.

Pool Scouts, a brand that recently started franchising, added Chris Bushey as its new director of operations.

Realogy Holdings Corp. appointed Matthew Espe to its board of directors.

Shula’s Steak Houses hired Mark Healey as its new executive vice president and Kristen Thompson as the new vice president of marketing and public relations.

Art Van Furniture named Neil Zimmer as vice president of merchandising for Art Van PureSleep.

Tint World Automotive Styling Centers hired Joe Iglesias as its franchise operations manager.

Susan Yannaccone

Susan Yannaccone

ERA Real Estate’s new CEO predicts flood of millennials

One year after joining ERA Real Estate as the brand’s COO in 2015, Susan Yannaccone has been promoted to president and CEO of the organization, starting her role in September.

Her promotion comes at an important time of growth for ERA Real Estate and the industry as a whole. Yannaccone has been with various real estate companies since 1998, and sees the industry’s growth alongside ERA Real Estate’s.

“We’re going to continue to see millennials, especially the older millennials, move into home buying,” said Yannaccone. “There’s a huge pent-up demand for homes, provided that the inventory is there.”

Yannaccone previously worked as the vice president of operations for Real Living Real Estate, and the manager of contract administration for GMAC Home Services, beefing up her resume and prepping her for the new role of president at ERA Real Estate.

“Through all of those roles I worked very closely with brokers and agents. It gave me a solid foundation, of understanding what they need and what they need from us,” she added.

Yannaccone stresses the diversified platform offered by ERA Real Estate as a way that it differentiates itself from competitors. ERA offers services for both high- and low-end markets, which she cites as being extremely important in dealing with the ups and downs that the real estate economy has to offer.

The ERA network includes approximately 2,350 offices throughout the United States and 33 countries. The chain plans to continue its growth in California, Texas, the Pacific Northwest and Chicago.

In the next year she looks forward to continuing work with her team to carry ERA’s momentum forward.

“Being with a very growth- oriented organization that is forward thinking and innovating is very exciting,” she said. “It’s sort of relit my passion and my enthusiasm, so it’s been a very fun experience.”

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