Director of Franchise Development
Foxtail Coffee Co.
Rosie Tchekmeian is a dynamic force in the world of business, known for her impeccable professionalism, extensive management experience, and unwavering entrepreneurial focus. As the Director of Franchise Development for Foxtail Coffee, Rosie is spearheading the brand's nationwide expansion, cementing her reputation as a visionary leader in the competitive coffee industry.
With a Master's degree in Leisure Facility Management, Rosie's journey in the professional arena began in the realm of Sports and Venue Management. Her early career saw her immersed in the dynamic world of stadiums, arenas, and performing arts centers. It was during this phase that Rosie honed her skills in managing large-scale operations, ensuring the seamless functioning of venues, and providing memorable experiences for diverse audiences.
Rosie's ascent through the ranks of management was nothing short of impressive. Her pivotal role as the Corporate Director of Operations for LMI, where she oversaw the corporate operations for more than 30 stadiums, arenas, and performing arts centers, cemented her reputation as a true industry leader. Under her guidance, these venues flourished, earning accolades for their efficiency and customer satisfaction.
Beyond her corporate roles, Rosie's dedication to her community and the broader field of facility management is exemplified by her involvement on multiple boards, including the prestigious Florida Facility Managers Association. Her contributions to this organization showcased her commitment to fostering collaboration and innovation in the industry.
A defining moment in Rosie's career came when she was asked to serve on the Incident Command Team during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and numerous other hurricanes, thereafter. In this Emergency Management role, she was tasked with the monumental responsibility of implementing Mega Shelters in fast-paced, volatile environments. Her exceptional public assembly venue operational experience and unwavering commitment to customer service proved instrumental in providing shelter and support to millions of hurricane victims over the last two decades. Rosie's leadership during times of crisis underscores her ability to excel under pressure and make a positive impact on communities in need. As a result she won the Governor’s Point of Light Award upon her return from Hurricane Katrina.
In a defining chapter of her career, Rosie assumed the role of Executive Director at Playlist Live, an illustrious social media event that annually brings together the world's top 400 social media talents and their legions of fans in Orlando, Florida. Her ability to adapt to emerging trends and industries, coupled with her knack for creating immersive experiences, made her an ideal fit for this innovative role. Under her guidance, the event reached new heights, solidifying its reputation as a must-attend gathering for influencers and enthusiasts alike.