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.

Board Members

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David Humphrey

IFA Chair; Vice Chair, Ignite Fitness Holdings

Steve Hockett

IFA Vice Chair; CEO, Great Clips, Inc.

Mary Kennedy Thompson

IFA Second Vice Chair; COO of Franchise Brands, Neighborly

Charlie Chase

IFA Past Chairman; President & CEO, FirstService Brands

Dan Monaghan, CFE

Chair of IFA Foundation Board of Trustees; Managing Partner, Clear Summit Group

Steve White

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

Bill Hall, CFE

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

Sam Ballas, CFE

Chair of IFA Franchisor Forum; President & CEO
East Coast Wings + Grill

Jerry Akers

Chair of Franchisee Forum; Owner, Great Clips

Geoff Seiber

Chair of IFA Supplier Forum Advisory Board; CEO of FranFund

David Humphrey

IFA Chair; Vice Chair, Ignite Fitness Holdings

Steve Hockett

IFA Vice Chair; CEO, Great Clips, Inc.

Mary Kennedy Thompson

IFA Second Vice Chair; COO of Franchise Brands, Neighborly

Charlie Chase

IFA Past Chairman; President & CEO, FirstService Brands

Dan Monaghan, CFE

Chair of IFA Foundation Board of Trustees; Managing Partner, Clear Summit Group

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