Since 2021, Norris Washington has led the company’s licensing and regulatory compliance operations for over 2,600 restaurants that include Pizza Hut, Wendy’s, Panera Bread, Arby’s, Applebee’s, and Taco Bell brands. With more than 20 years of experience, Norris is known for driving brand growth, maximizing operational efficiency, and delivering results. Norris recently served as the Director of Licensing for Aimbridge Hospitality, where he managed and monitored all licensing and regulatory compliance operations for over 1400 hotel properties for brands such as Marriott, Choice Brands, IHG and Hilton. Before that, Norris managed licensing compliance in the hospitality, financial services, and gaming industries. Notably, Norris began his licensing career at the Louisiana Lottery Corporation issuing retailer operational licenses and permits to 2,900 businesses throughout Louisiana who acquired and sold lottery products. Norris holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern University of Baton Rouge Louisiana, specializing in Criminal Justice. He holds multiple certifications in paralegal studies and legal investigations. Norris is based at Flynn’s Support Center in Independence, Ohio.