Learning Express Toys & Gifts Names Lauren Derse CEO

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The Toy Book – Learning Express founder Sharon DiMinico marked the 35th anniversary of the company — the leading franchisor of specialty toy stores in the U.S. — by passing the torch to her daughter, Lauren Derse, who takes on the role of CEO.

“Lauren brings with her a Harvard Business School degree but more importantly, she has had in-store exposure for over six years and multi-store ownership for four years,” DiMinico says. “Nothing replaces first-hand experience. You cannot lead a company like ours without knowing the ins and outs of our core business. Lauren will be an outstanding leader, and she has my full trust and confidence.”

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