John Reynolds | International Franchise Association

John Reynolds



John Reynolds, President of IFA Educational Foundation

John R. Reynolds, CFE, is President of the IFA Educational Foundation, a non-profit organization which conducts research and educational programs to expand the awareness of the role of franchising in the free enterprise system. John is also vice president of business development for the International Franchise Association.

John has served in various capacities at the International Franchise Association for the past 23 years, as executive editor and associate publisher of Franchising World magazine, as director of communications, as vice president of marketing, and as executive vice president. In the mid-1990’s, he served as staff liaison to the newly formed IFA Franchisee Advisory Council, which spearheaded the inclusion of franchisees as members of IFA. In his current position, he works closely with IFA’s Research Committee, the Foundation Board of Trustees, the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives Board of Governors, the Diversity Institute Board, and the IFA Franchisee Forum.

Prior to joining IFA, John held positions with a number of of non-profit organizations, including Partners of the Americas and the National Association of Regional Councils. He served as director of publications and as a member of the faculty of The American University in the mid-1970’s

John is a member of the American Society of Association Executives. He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE). He has served on the International Affairs Committee of ASAE and the Technology Advisory Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He holds an M.A. degree in Communications from The American University and a B.A. degree in English and Journalism from East Carolina University.

John resides in Washington, D.C. You can contact John at or 202-662-0764.

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