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IFA Prepares for growth with addition of finance, technology and administration expert

Contact:
Matthew Haller, 202-662-0770
Jenna Weisbord, 202-662-0766
mhaller@franchise.org
jweisbord@franchise.org
 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2012—The International Franchise Association announced today that Bill Grubb, CPA, will join the organization as Senior Vice President, Finance, Administration & Conferences. 

“Bill Grubb brings a wealth of finance, human resources and organizational operations experience to the IFA, and we welcome him as a key member of our senior management team,” said IFA President & CEO Steve Caldeira.  “The IFA has grown rapidly over the past decade in both human and financial resources, and Bill will help us to stay focused on achieving our aggressive revenue and operational goals to protect, promote and enhance franchising.” 

Grubb has over 30 years of corporate and trade association experience in finance, administration, information technology and human resources.  Most recently, Grubb served as a department head (Senior Associate), Facilities Liaison, for Booz Allen Hamilton, where he managed budgeting, equipment procurement, installations and infrastructure configurations for new facilities across the United States.  He also has served as Director of Finance and Administration for the Montgomery County Association of REALTORS® (MCAR), Comptroller for Lane & Edson, P.S., a Washington area law firm, Director of Finance, Administration and IT for the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and as Senior Auditor for Arthur Andersen & Company.  

In this newly created position, Grubb will report directly to Caldeira while also coordinating  closely with the IFA Treasurer, an elected leadership position in the organization, and serve as the staff liaison to the IFA Finance Committee.  He will oversee all operational, financial and human resources matters, as well as oversee all IFA meetings and conferences, including the annual convention.  

“I’m thrilled to be joining the IFA at a time of growth in both the industry and the association,” Grubb said.  “I look forward to working with the IFA leadership and senior management team on the many new opportunities we have to grow the association even further.” 

Grubb will join the IFA Jan. 3, 2013. 

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About the International Franchise Association
The International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. Celebrating over 50 years of excellence, education and advocacy, IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising. Through its media awareness campaign highlighting the theme, Franchising: Building Local Businesses, One Opportunity at a Time, IFA promotes the economic impact of the more than 825,000 franchise establishments, which support nearly 18 million jobs and $2.1 trillion of economic output for the U.S. economy. IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law and business development.