Board of Directors


The 2017 IFA Executive Committee and Board of Directors

The International Franchise Association’s leadership determines and follows the association’s mission statement to protect, enhance and promote franchising, and its vision to act as the pre-eminent voice and acknowledged leader for franchising worldwide. The board of directors includes franchisees, franchisors and suppliers who represent the extremely diverse nature of franchising.




 Shelly Sun

Shelly Sun, CFE, CEO & Co-Founder, BrightStar Franchising, LLC, Chair

 Aziz Hashim, Managing Partner, NRD Capital, LLC, Immediate Past Chair

Liam Brown

Liam Brown, President, U.S. & Canada, Select Service & Extended Stay Lodging and Owner & Franchise Services, North America Marriott, International, 1st Vice Chair

David Barr, PMTD Restaurants, 2nd Vice Chair


Bill Hall, CEO, Treats Investments, LLC and CEO, Align Capital, LLC, Treasurer


Catherine Monson, CEO, FASTSIGNS International, Secretary


Ron Feldman, Chairman, Supplier Forum


Mariana Huberman, Franchisee, DMS Shipping LLC DBA The UPS Store, Chair, Franchisee Forum

Mary Ann O'Connell, 1st Vice Chair, Supplier Forum


Tom Baber
Cheryl Bachelder
Jania Bailey, CFE 
Edward Conklin
Jerry Crawford, CFE 
Charles Chase 
Mitch Cohen  
Rick Davidson
John "JD" Draper, CFE
Richard Emmett

Tariq Farid, CFE

Ron Feldman, CFE
Lane Fisher
Sherri Fishman
Mark Liston
Barbara Moran-Goodrich
Mike Hickey
Roy Jackson
Saunda Kitchen, CFE
Gordon Logan 
Robert McDevitt, CFE 
David McKinnon
Mary Ann O'Connell
Matthew Patinkin
Karen Powell, CFE 
Mike Rotundo
John Rotche, CFE
Karen Satterlee
Michael Seid, CFE 
Charles Stempler
Jeffrey Tews
Simone Wu



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