COLLEGE HUNKS HAULING JUNK AND MOVING® APPOINTS KELSIE ACKMAN AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT AND LEGAL AFFAIRS
College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving, an industry leader in stress-free solutions for moving and junk-hauling needs, recently appointed Kelsie Ackman as Senior Vice President of Franchise Development and Legal Affairs. She previously served as Vice President of Franchise Development and General Counsel for the company.
“Kelsie has guided and supported our organization during significant growth periods and changes over the past several years,” said Nick Friedman, Co-Founder and Visionary of College HUNKS. “Her extensive knowledge and experience with our brand will help us continue to move forward with our expansion plans, and her leadership will be integral in shaping the future of our company.”
Over the past year, College HUNKS added 50 new franchise locations in 2021. The company has also expanded into new markets, including Las Vegas, NV; Scottsdale, AZ; San Diego, CA; Happy Valley, OR; Crystal Lake, IL; and Lafayette, LA, to name a few. College HUNKS plans to open an estimated 55 locations in 2022.
"Kelsie's impact as Vice President of Franchise Development and General Counsel has led our brand to immense growth. She has shown a propensity for self-development, and we welcome Kelsie's energy and dedication to this company as a whole," said Roman Cowan, Brand President of College HUNKS.
“These are truly exciting times for College HUNKS, and I am honored to be in the forefront to help grow our presence along with others who share in our vision and core values,” said Kelsie Ackman, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development and Legal Affairs for College HUNKS. “Our partners have demonstrated an incredible amount of commitment to our company beliefs and that has helped drive our success over the years. We’re looking forward to exploring more ways that we can work together and grow as a collective.”
Ackman began her career at College HUNKS in 2015 as a Franchise Legal Specialist. She grew within the brand and became the Franchise Legal Manager in 2017, where she built out an entire Legal and Compliance Team. She was then promoted to Vice President of Franchise Development and Legal Affairs in January 2019. Ackman then built out a Franchise Development team and now leads a team of 10 individuals in growing the brand efficiently and uniformly. Her hard work has been recognized as a Women of Influence by the Tampa Bay Business and Wealth Magazine and a Top Corporate Counsel Finalist by Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Ackman holds a Juris Doctor, Law from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice. Ackman is a member of the Florida Association.
About College HUNKS Hauling Junk and Moving
College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving® was originally founded by two college buddies with a beat-up cargo van and now has over 170 franchises providing full-service tech-enabled residential and commercial moving, junk removal, donation pickups, and labor services in the United States as well as Canada. H.U.N.K.S., which stands for Honest, Uniformed, Nice, Knowledgeable, Service, is a socially conscious, values-based organization and has a national partnership with U.S. Hunger, which strives to end childhood hunger. For every service the HUNKS complete, two nutritious meals are donated to a family or child in need. Within three years of this partnership, donations have exceeded two million meals. Today, the company strives to become recognized as an iconic brand, renowned for its world-class company culture and service, while also providing a viable employment and franchise opportunity to pursue personal and professional fulfillment.