MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Winmark Corporation (Nasdaq: WINA) announced today that current Executive Chairman, John L. Morgan, 78, will retire as a Director and as Executive Chairman, effective March 1, 2020. Additionally, the Company announced that its Board of Directors has elected Brett D. Heffes, 52, currently the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Director since 2016, to the additional responsibility of Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective March 1, 2020.
Winmark Corporation creates, supports and finances business. At December 28, 2019, there were 1,256 franchises in operation under the brands Plato's Closet®, Once Upon A Child®, Play It Again Sports®, Style Encore® and Music Go Round®. An additional 38 retail franchises have been awarded but are not open.
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