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John Ebert

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John Ebert is a 1982 graduate of University of Notre Dame with a degree in accounting. He has also attended entrepreneurial classes at MIT. Following college, he began working for Arthur Young & Co in Dallas. His clients included Frito Lay, American Airlines, Haggar Slacks and the Dallas Cowboys. John now owns 41 McDonald’s franchises with 2200 employees. He is the winner of the prestigious Golden Arch Award, and the Al Golin brand trust award which is presented to one operator in the McDonald’s system. One of John’s overarching goals is to help others reach their potential. He achieves this goal by teaching a free math ACT prep class which has been attended by over 2,200 students. This class has helped many students improve their math ACT score and helped them get the Promise scholarship. It has given them hope that there is a better future for them. John and his wife Cindy live in Bridgeport and have three children---Rachel, age 23, Jack, age 19, and Grace, age 16. John is co-chairman of the local 10k committee, has completed two marathons, and in the last three years has completed 6 triathlons.