Board of Directors


The 2015 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.


Melanie Bergeron, Chair of the Board, Two Men And A Truck International, Inc., Chairwoman 


 Aziz Hashim  
 Aziz Hashim, President & CEO, NRD Holdings, LLC, Vice Chairman


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


Liam Brown, President of North America Select & Extended Stay Lodging & Owner Franchise Services at Marriott International, Secretary 


Steve Joyce, President & CEO of Choice Hotels International, Inc., Immediate Past Chair 


 Jeff Tews  
 Jeffrey Tews, Multi-Unit Franchisee, BrightStar Healthcare of Madison, WI, Chairman, Franchisee Forum 


 Catherine Monson 2015
 Catherine Monson, CFE, FASTSIGNS®, Chairwoman, Franchisor Forum     


 Ryan Cunningham 2015 
Ryan Cunningham, Javelin Solutions, Chairman, Supplier Forum 


 Steve 2011  
 Steve Caldeira  President & Chief Executive Officer, CFE, International Franchise Association, Ex-Officio Member     



Doug Allison 
Jim Anhut 
Cheryl Bachelder
Jania Bailey, CFE 
David Barr 
Liam Brown 
Mitch Cohen 
Jerry Crawford, CFE 
Charles Chase 
Carlton Curtis 
Richard Emmett
Kathleen Gilmartin 
Peter Holt, CFE
Darrell Johnson, CFE 
Saunda Kitchen, CFE
Gordon Logan 
Robert McDevitt, CFE 
Barry Miller  
Catherine Monson, CFE 
Tabbassum Mumtaz 
Matthew Patinkin
Guillermo Perales 
Karen Powell, CFE 
Andy Puzder 
Michael Seid, CFE 
Larry Weinberg



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