Board of Directors


The 2016 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.


 Aziz Hashim  
 Aziz Hashim, Managing Partner, NRD Capital, LLC, Chairman


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


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

David Barr 2015

David BarrChairman PMTD Restaurants, LLC (YUM! Brands, Inc.), Secretary


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


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





Cheryl Bachelder
Jania Bailey, CFE 
David Barr 
Edward Conklin
Jerry Crawford, CFE 
Charles Chase 
John "JD" Draper
Richard Emmett
Tariq Farid, CFE
Sherri Fishman
Kathleen Gilmartin 
Mike Hickey
Roy Jackson
Saunda Kitchen, CFE
Gordon Logan 
Robert McDevitt, CFE 
David McKinnon
Catherine Monson, CFE 
Tabbassum Mumtaz 
Matthew Patinkin
Guillermo Perales 
Karen Powell, CFE 
Andy Puzder 
John Rotche, CFE
Michael Seid, CFE 
Charles Stempler
Jeffrey Tews
Simone Wu



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