May 21, 2019

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2019 Class Announced at IFA Convention in Las Vegas

(LAS VEGAS, FEB. 26) – The Institute for Certified Franchise Executives (ICFE) today announced a new class of 212 Certified Franchise Executives, or CFEs.

The CFE designation certifies the highest standards of quality training and education in franchise executives. This year’s recipients were announced during the 59th annual International Franchise Association (IFA) convention in Las Vegas.

“These 212 CFE recipients will take their skills and knowledge back to their franchise businesses across the world,” said IFA President and CEO Robert Cresanti, himself a CFE. “This valuable and meaningful designation sets CFE recipients apart in a competitive global marketplace.”

“The ICFE certifies and educates individuals and organizations to the highest standards. The members of the class of 2019 exemplify these standards, having dedicated countless hours in pursuit of enhancing their professional skills,” said ICFE Chair Gail Johnson, CFE.

The Institute of Certified Franchise Executives (ICFE) seeks to enhance the professionalism of franchising by certifying the highest standards of quality training and education.

ICFE offers a wide range of continuing education programs for professional development. Meeting the requirements of the program and completing the course of study leads to the Certified Franchise Executive™ (CFE) designation.

This career development program of the ICFE offers franchising professionals the opportunity to learn, grow professionally, and reach a recognized standard of excellence in the franchising community.

The list of 2019 CFE recipients is online here. More information on the CFE program can be found on the IFA Foundation’s website, www.franchisefoundation.org.

About the International Franchise Association

Celebrating 56 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the more than 733,000 franchise establishments that support nearly 7.6 million direct jobs, $674.3 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy and 2.5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees, and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology and business development.