Our Team

We are here for you. A current of passion and expertise runs through the IFA team, from the Board to leadership to staff. Meet the team dedicated to enhancing the values and driving the vision forward for the franchising community.

IFA Board of Directors — The IFA Board of Directors manages the operations and affairs of the International Franchise Association. Comprised of up to 75 members of the Association, the Board represents all aspects of the franchise industry—from franchisees to franchisors to suppliers—and actively works alongside the dedicated IFA staff to pursue the mission of the Association and the priorities of the franchise industry. 

Use the “Filter By” function below to explore the list of the IFA Board of Directors, the IFA Executive Committee, and the IFA staff.

Our Team

Board Members

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Steve Hockett

IFA Chair; CEO, Great Clips, Inc.

Mary Kennedy Thompson, CFE

IFA Vice Chair; COO of Franchise Brands, Neighborly

Sam Ballas, CFE

IFA Second Vice Chair; President & CEO
East Coast Wings + Grill

David Humphrey

IFA Immediate Past Chair; Vice Chair, Ignite Fitness Holdings

Steve White

Chair of IFA Foundation Board of Trustees; President & COO, PuroClean

Bill Hall, CFE

IFA Treasurer; CEO, Treats Investments, LLC and CEO, Align Capital, LLC

Ron Feldman, CFE

Vice Chair of IFA Foundation Board of Trustees; Chief Development Officer
ApplePie Capital, Inc.

Indi Nandhra, CFE, IMBA

Chair of IFA Franchisee Forum; Franchisee of Mathnasium, Business Consultant

Tom Portesy

Chair of IFA Supplier Forum Advisory Board; Partner of CareerTopia, Franchise Executive Search

Karen Satterlee, CFE

Chair of IFA Franchisor Forum; Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Asia Pacific
Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Steve Hockett

IFA Chair; CEO, Great Clips, Inc.

Mary Kennedy Thompson, CFE

IFA Vice Chair; COO of Franchise Brands, Neighborly

Sam Ballas, CFE

IFA Second Vice Chair; President & CEO
East Coast Wings + Grill

David Humphrey

IFA Immediate Past Chair; Vice Chair, Ignite Fitness Holdings

Steve White

Chair of IFA Foundation Board of Trustees; President & COO, PuroClean

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