Jania Bailey is the CEO of FranNet. Bailey has over 25 years of experience in the banking and franchise industries. She worked for more than eight years, and in several different managerial capacities, with Fantastic Sams International, a hair care franchise. In her last position, she served as the regional manager for Fantastic Sams in Texas. Before that, she oversaw operational support and development for franchisees in a five-state region.
Prior to joining Fantastic Sams, Bailey spent 18 years in the banking industry in the commercial lending and business development areas. She has been a keynote speaker at several national events for organizations such as Skill-Path Seminars and Risk Management Associates. Bailey is the author of “Thriving – The Journey to Success in the Business World,” a book that was published in 1995. She also has received numerous industry awards and recognitions including: 1998 recipient of the “Woman of Achievement” from the St. Matthews Business and Professional Women Organization; 1997 recipient of the Louisville Business First “Forty Under Forty” Outstanding Business Leaders; and 1995 recipient of the Bell Award for “Outstanding Volunteerism in the Workplace.”