Stacey Heald Achieves Certified Franchise Executive Designation

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Heald is an innovative and accomplished franchise executive serving as Vice President of Clinic Management for Medi-Weightloss Clinics®

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Stacey Heald, MBA, CFE

Heald has had a consistent record of delivering extraordinary results.

Tampa, FL resident Stacey Heald, VP of Clinic Management for Medi-Weightloss Franchising, LLC, USA was recognized on February 13, 2012 as a Certified Franchise Executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives. Heald completed a comprehensive course of study in franchise management offered by the institute, which is the academic branch of the International Franchise Association’s Educational Foundation. The International Franchise Association is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide and has honored this year’s designees during its annual convention that was held in Orlando, Florida.

Heald is characterized by all of her professional co-workers as a visionary, strategist, and tactician. As Vice President of Clinic Management for Medi-Weightloss Franchising, LLC, USA, Heald has had a consistent record of delivering extraordinary results in franchisee support, training, and operational performance. She participates in high-level operational initiatives, including strategic planning, site selection, franchise business reviews, reorganizations, and process and systems improvement. Heald currently holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is an active member in industry related networking groups including the Women’s Franchise Network and Franchise Business Network.

“We are very proud of Stacey and her accomplishments. She is an inspiring leader who has demonstrated a vast array of management, creative, and operation skills which have made her an invaluable member of our corporate management team,” says Carol Balkcom, Executive Vice President for Medi-Weightloss Franchising, LLC, USA. “Participating in the CFE program has allowed Stacey to acquire advanced franchise knowledge which she readily applied to our franchise system.”

Over 1,400 franchise executives are currently 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 franchising professionals’ understanding of both the industry’s fundamental and complex aspects.

Stacey Heald is available for interviews.

Media Contact: Christina Anderson CAnderson(at)mediweightloss(dot)com, 813-228-6334 ext: 309

For more about the CFE program, visit or contact IFA Media Relations on 202-628-8000


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