Executive Committee

The International Franchise Association Board of Directors Executive Committee is comprised of the organization’s officers and Forum chairs representing the Franchisor, Franchisee and Supplier Forums. Together, this group of leaders provides direction to International Franchise Association in furtherance of the organization mission to protect, enhance, and promote franchising.

Our Team

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

Ron Feldman, CFE

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

Bill Hall, CFE

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

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