November 10 – Dina Dwyer-Owens and JP Hogan

On the November 10th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:
Dina Dwyer-Owens – Chairwomen/CEO, The Dwyer Group and JP Hogan – Colonel, US Army (Retired)/Partner, iMatter

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Dina Dwyer-Owens, Chairwoman/CEO, The Dwyer Group

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Dina Dwyer-Owens is the chairwoman and chief executive officer of The Dwyer Group®. America also knows her for participating in CBS’s Emmy-winning hit reality show “Undercover Boss” and the first-ever special episode “Undercover Boss: Epic Bosses.” A winner of the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southwest Area North, Dina leads by example and credits a growing team for the franchise family she presides over today.

The Dwyer Group now includes seven franchise brands and more than 1,600 locations around the world through direct franchising and master license agreements operating as Air Serv, Glass Doctor, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Electric, Mr. Rooter, Rainbow International and The Grounds Guys. Collectively, those service brands make more than 2 million customer calls a year and account for more than $800 million in system-wide sales.

In 2010, Dina served as the chair of the International Franchise Association (IFA) in Washington D.C., the world’s largest advocacy group for franchising. She also spearheaded the reintroduction of the IFA’s VetFran program in 2001, which now includes some 480 franchisors that offer franchising financial incentives to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. To date, more than 4,200 military veterans now own a franchise through the VetFran program, and The Dwyer Group has awarded more than $1.3 million in financial discounts to VetFran franchisees across its own service brands.

Headquartered in Waco, Texas, The Dwyer Group has been named to the “Best Companies to Work For in Texas” list for five consecutive years.

TDG-logoJP Hogan – Colonel, US Army (Retired)/Partner, iMatter

Colonel (Retired) JP Hogan was commissioned as a 2LT of Armor in February 1971 from the ROTC Program at Eastern Michigan University. During the subsequent 29+ years of active federal service he led armor and cavalry units through Brigade level.

He is an Army Aviator rated in several US Army rotary wing aircraft. Duty during his career included assignments in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Central and South America, the Middle East and Africa. Following his military service, JP spent more than ten years working with automotive companies and the Department of Defense as a consultant and strategic planner.

Now an entrepreneur, JP is a partner with iMatter, LLC, a Michigan and Texas based vision and executive coaching company and is co-founder of a leadership development program in Northern Texas serving ROTC Programs at Texas Christian University (TCU), Baylor University and the University of North Texas. He is also a partner with the America’s Future Series, a program designed to bring prominent stakeholders together to address substantive issues impacting America’s future, honor companies and organizations for the support they deliver to the US Military and to our military veteran community, and to raise awareness and donations for worthy charitable causes.!projects/c21kz


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                           Host Steve A Klein, Dina Dwyer-Owens, JP Hogan