Board of Directors

A diverse group of leaders representing all facets and formats found in the franchising business model, the International Franchise Association Board of Directors is comprised of up to 75 franchising leaders spanning franchise brands, franchise owners, and supplier partners.

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

Marcus Banks

SVP, Litigation, Employment Law & Government Relations
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Rob Branca

President, Branded Management Group, Inc.

Michael Browning, Jr.

Founder and CEO, Unleashed Brands

Mitch Cohen

Franchise Owner, Jersey Mike's Subs and Sola Salon Studios; Partner, PerforMax Franchisee Advisors

Adam Contos, CFE

Partner, Area 15 Ventures

Randy Cross

President, Fish Window Cleaning

Kimberly Crowell

Franchisee, Jersey Mike's

Steve Danon

Vice President, Head of U.S. Government Relations & Community Affairs, Restaurant Brands International

Jay Duke

National Managing Partner, Advisory

Clint Ehlers

Owner, FASTSIGNS of Willow Grove, PA and Cherry Hill, NJ

Shane Evans

Co-Founder, Massage Heights Franchising

Sean Falk

CEO, Just For Your Paws, LLC

Ronald Feldman, CFE

Chief Development Officer
ApplePie Capital, Inc.

Karen Finberg

Chief Franchise Officer, Marriott International

Greg Flynn

Chairman/CEO, Flynn Restaurant Group LLC

Christopher Fuller

Chief Communications and Impact Officer, Inspire Brands

Robin Gagnon, CFE

Co-Founder and CEO, We Sell Restaurants

Ericka Garza

Daniel Halpern

CEO, Jackmont Hospitality

Jon Hixson

Chief Sustainability Officer & Vice President of Global Government Affairs, Yum! Brands

Jim Holthouser

CEO, FOCUS Brands, Inc.

Harvey Homsey

Vice President of Franchise Systems, Express Services, Inc.

Earsa Jackson, CFE

Clark Hill Strasburger

Tamra Kennedy

President, Twin City's T.J.'s, Inc.

Ned Lyerly, CFE

Dennis R. Maple

Chairman & CEO, Goddard Systems, Inc.

Erin Martin

General Counsel and VP of Support Service, Little Caesars

Caroline Miller Oyler

Chief Legal and Risk Officer, Papa John’s International, Inc.

Kevin Morris

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Domino's Pizza, Inc.

Dave Mortensen

CEO and Co-Founder,
Self Esteem Brands

Indi Nandhra, CFE, IMBA

Franchisee, Business Consultant

David Pepper

Chief Development Officer, Choice Hotels International

Tom Portesy

Partner of CareerTopia, Franchise Executive Search

Todd Recknagel

Managing Partner, Three20 Capital Group

Meg Roberts

The Lash Lounge

Gary Robins

President, The G & C Robins Company

Christina Russell

CEO, Radiance Holdings

Azim Saju

CEO & President, HDG Hotels

Luis San Miguel

President and Chief Executive Officer, Fresh Dining Concepts LLC

Jyoti Sarolia

President and CEO, Ellis Hospitality Group 

Karen Satterlee, CFE

Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Asia Pacific
Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Heidi Schauer

Vice President, Communications, Public Affairs & Customer Care, The Wendy's Company

Michael Seid

Chief Concept Officer, CFW Clinics and One Family Health; Managing Director, MSA Worldwide

Stephen Shields

Franchisee, Express Employment Professionals

Omar Simmons

Managing Director, Exaltare Capital Partners

Jeff Sopp

Founder and CEO, Kensington Hill Partners

Carolyn Thurston

CEO & Founder, Wisdom Senior Care

Charles Watson

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Tim Williams

Chief Franchising Officer, Williams Fried Chicken