Winmark Corp., the parent of Play It Again Sports, said Steven A. Murphy, current president, franchising has resigned. Renae M. Gaudette, the company’s vice president, franchising has been named president, franchising;

Other promotions include:

  • Bradley W. Spencer, the company’s director, Plato’s Closet and Once Upon a Child, has been named vice president, franchise operations; and
  • Alan R. Majerko, the company’s vice president, corporate development, has assumed the additional responsibility of vice president, franchise development.

Brett D. Heffes, chief executive officer, stated, “These changes recognize the efforts of our senior management team over the past several years and solidifies the management structure for our franchising business. I want to congratulate Renae, Brad and Alan on their many accomplishments and for a job well done.”

Regarding Murphy’s resignation, Heffes said, “Over the past eighteen years, Steve has been a key contributor to the growth and success of our franchise operations. He is a talented professional that on a daily basis has demonstrated his energy, passion and enthusiasm for Winmark and our franchisees. We wish him well.”

At December 28, 2019, Winmark had 1,256 franchises in operation under the brands Plato’s Closet, Once Upon A Child, Play It Again Sports, Style Encore and Music Go Round.

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