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Deacon Scott Haner


Head shot of Deacon Scott HanerTitle: Institute for Priests and Presbyterates Presenter
Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

Deacon Scott R. Haner, CFE, worked for over 20 years at KFC/Yum! Brands in marketing, concept development and franchisee recruiting. He created the "Franchise Roadmap for Growth" and an "Essentials of Franchising" courses, which he teaches as part of Yum! University in Louisville, KY.

From 1997 to 2003, he led the Emerging Concepts Team, preparing new multi-brand combinations and readying the best-performing brand combinations for national expansion. Prior to that, he served in KFC's Concept Development and Marketing Department.

His early career included brand marketing and international sales for Jobe's Fertilizer Spikes and brand management experience at General Mills Inc. Haner was educated at Purdue University, receiving a bachelor's degree in restaurant, hotel and institutional management and a master's of business administration degree with a marketing emphasis from the university's Krannert School of Management. 

Deacon Scott and his wife JoAnn are parents of two grown daughters. They are members of St. Patrick's Parish in Louisville and have been involved inliturgical ministries, adult faith formation, youth ministry, and outreach. Both Deacon Scott and JoAnn received certificates of pastoral ministry from Spalding University and have been trained in hospital ministry at Baptist East Hospital.

He serves on the board of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Louisville and on the board of Nazareth Farm, a Catholic community in rural West Virginia that transforms lives through a service-retreat experience.

Topic of Presentation - Parish Leadership and Administration: Pastoral Planning and Development; Parish Staffing and Human Resource Issues; Parish Finances

Program - Gearing Up to be a Pastor