Mary Jo Larson – Publisher/Vice President – Franchise Times

Pillars of Franchising - Mary Jo Larson - Franchise Times

Mary Jo is vice president of Franchise Times Corp. and publisher of the company’s two publications: Restaurant Finance Monitor and Franchise Times. As publisher of these titles, she has overall responsibility for the advertising sales and editorial content of the publications.

Mary Jo has been with Franchise Times Corp. since 1990. In addition to her publishing duties, she also is a conduit to the lending community for the company’s two finance events: the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference and the Franchise Investment Conference. She is quoted on the franchise community in general interest, news and business publications, and is a speaker at industry events. She links members of the finance and development community with the Monitor and Franchise Times.
She has served on various boards and committees throughout her career, including co-chairing the Entreprenuer committee for the Women’s Foodservice Forum, and serving as president for the Minnesota Magazine and Publishing Association. Mary Jo holds a B.A. in journalism and mass communications from the University of Minnesota.

Since 1988, the Restaurant Finance Monitor has been circulated to senior executives in the restaurant finance, franchising and real estate industries, with an emphasis on topics such as public offerings, finance sources, analyst stock recommendations and taxes. In 1998, the Restaurant Finance Monitor purchased Franchise Times magazine. Franchise Times targets the multi-unit franchise executive or owner, and is the source these business insiders look to for franchise news and business information.

Mary Jo Larson email and phone: 612-767-3208

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