Diversity Institute Board

The IFA Board of Directors shall have the power to create committees, advisory groups and task forces for the Association, define their functions, and terminate any such committee or advisory group.   The IFA Chair shall appoint the committee Chair, Vice Chair, and members.  Each committee and advisory group shall perform the functions specifically prescribed by the Board of Directors or which are properly within the jurisdiction of such committee or advisory group.  (IFA Bylaws)

The goal of the IFA Foundation Diversity Institute Board is to promote and foster diversity and inclusion within the franchising community. The Institute serves as the home for IFA and the Foundation’s diversity programs – education, research, scholarships, and liaisons with other national organizations. The Institute will provide information to assist IFA members in expanding their diversity recruitment and multi-cultural marketing efforts at all levels – franchisees, employees, suppliers, and consumers as well as educating diverse communities on opportunities in franchising.

Chair - Earsa Jackson
Vice Chair - JD Draper
Staff Liaison - David Smithdsmith@franchise.org