Meet the Dairy Queen® Franchising Team

A Smile & a Story

Pursuing any franchise opportunity is a big commitment, and you want to be sure you have a team you can count on to help you through the steps toward success. As a company that’s been franchising for more than 70 years, you can trust that we have the experience and resources to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

The Dairy Queen® brand offers much more than a QSR franchise opportunity. When you franchise with us, you’ll be investing in a timeless tradition. Every franchisee and valued member of our team has a smile to share and a story to tell about their DQ®; experiences. We look forward to working with you and helping you become a part of something sweeter.

  • Jim Kerr – Executive Vice President of Franchise Development US and Canada
  • Tony Watters – Director of Franchise Development Canada
  • Mike Wootton – Franchise Developer – Southeast Region
  • Ted Wells – Franchise Developer – Mid Central Region
  • Roger Schone – Franchise Developer – South Central Region
  • Jennifer Rude – Upper Midwest Region and Manager of Nontraditional Development
  • Tom Trocchio – Franchise Developer – Northeast Region
  • Karen Hamilton – Franchise Developer - West Region
  • Eric Rochefort – Franchise Developer – Quebec and Maritimes

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