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



Catherine Monson, CFE

IFA Chair; CEO, Propelled Brands

Charlie Chase

IFA Vice Chair; President & CEO, FirstService Brands, Inc. and California Closets, Inc.

David Humphrey

IFA Second Vice Chair; CEO, ECP-PF Holdings Group, Inc.

David Barr

Immediate Past Chair, IFA; Chairman, PMTD Restaurants LLC; Managing Director & Partner, Franworth

Stuart Hershman

IFA Secretary, Partner
DLA Piper

Bill Hall, CFE

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