Valerie Maione has over 30 years’ experience in franchising – as a regional director, vice president, and franchisee in the fitness and business-to-business services franchise industries. As a consultant, she has concentrated on management and employee motivation, working with Gannett, Hilton Hotels, Wendy’s, the New York Press Association, and other organizations. She has also conducted management training seminars at Johns Hopkins University.
In 1992 Ms. Maione began specializing in writing, developing, and updating franchise operations manuals and training programs. She has worked with both start-up and established franchisors such as Choice Hotels International, Sylvan Learning Systems, Subway Development Corporation, Pat O’Brien’s International, and many others. She has been mentioned in Success magazine in a feature article on one of her clients, Computertots, which was named the number one franchise in the Success Gold 100 listing.
Ms. Maione is on the Board of Directors of the Capital Area Franchise Association, a regional trade group promoting excellence in franchising, and she has served on Maryland’s education committee for the governor’s Commission on Franchising.
Ms. Maione graduated with honors from Prinicipia College and attended the graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, with a double major in mathematics and education.