Dedman welcomes Rob Morris to Dean's Council
Join us in welcoming our newest member to the Dean's Council, Rob Morris.
Rob began his career with Chick-fil-A at the age of 17 in Coral Springs, Florida. Upon graduation from Florida State University’s Dedman College of Hospitality, he became one of the youngest franchisees in Chick-fil-A history in January of 1998.
After “turning around” a difficult franchise in Midland, Texas, he spent four years in Atlanta before opening South Florida's first free-standing Chick-fil-A in 2004. Currently Rob owns and operates two restaurants in West Palm Beach and consults for a third location. He is best known for using his franchises to provide exceptional leadership development opportunities, targeting young adults upon graduation from college. Nineteen current Chick-fil-A franchisees learned and developed under his tutelage. In addition, five of Rob's employees went on to become Chick-fil-A corporate staff members.
Rob is co-chair of the board of directors for Urban Youth Impact, an NGO serving challenged inner city youth in West Palm Beach, FL. He also serves on the board of directors of Global Leadership, an NGO which works with entrepreneurs in Ukraine and China. Furthermore, he serves on the advisory board at Palm Beach Atlantic University's Rinker School of Business and The Titus Center for Franchising. Rob has represented the southeast United States on the advisory board for Chick-fil-A CEO, Dan Cathy, and Chick-fil-A President/COO, Tim Tassopoulous.
His wife, Jennifer, also serves on the board of Global Leadership and is a leadership consultant with clients around the United States and abroad. Rob and Jennifer have three children, R.J., Megan and Allie.