Leadership

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.

Charlie Chase

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

David Humphrey

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

Mary Kennedy Thompson

Second Vice Chair; COO of Franchise Brands, Neighborly

Catherine Monson, CFE

Immediate Past Chair; CEO, Propelled Brands

Bill Hall, CFE

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

Stuart Hershman

IFA Secretary, Partner
DLA Piper

Todd Recknagel, CFE

Chair, Franchisee Forum; National Envy Development LLC (Massage Envy)

Graham Weihmiller, CFE

Chair, Franchisor Forum; CEO, BNI

Edith Wiseman, CFE

Chair, Supplier Forum Advisory Board; President, FRANdata

Tom Baber

Multi-Unit Franchisee
Money Mailer

Sam Ballas, CFE

President & CEO
East Coast Wings + Grill

Marcus Banks

SVP, Litigation, Employment Law & Government Relations
No Listing - Holding Company

David Barr

Chairman, PMTD Restaurants LLC; Managing Director & Partner, Franworth

Ray Bennett

President, Franchising North America, Marriott International

Michael Browning, Jr.

Founder and CEO, Unleashed Brands

Mitch Cohen

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

Randy Cross

President, Fish Window Cleaning

Kimberly Crowell

Franchisee, Jersey Mike's

Troy Dahl

VP of Corporate Accounts
Ecolab Inc.

Steve Danon

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

John "JD" Draper, CFE

CEO, Viridian Group, LLC

Jay Duke

National Managing Partner, Advisory
BDO USA, LLP

CLINT EHLERS

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

Ronald Feldman, CFE

Chief Development Officer
ApplePie Capital, Inc.

Lane Fisher, CFE

Partner
FisherZucker LLC

Greg Flynn

Chairman/CEO, Flynn Restaurant Group LLC

Ericka Garza

Global President, Au Bon Pain

Genna Gent

Vice President, Global Government Relations & Public Policy
McDonald's Corporation

Daniel Halpern

CEO, Jackmont Hospitality

Steve Hockett

CEO
Great Clips, Inc.

James Holthouser

CEO, FOCUS Brands, Inc.

Harvey Homsey

Vice President of Franchise Systems, Express Services, Inc.

Earsa Jackson, CFE

Member,
Clark Hill Strasburger

Tamra Kennedy

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

Joe Lindenmayer

CEO, California Closets of the Gulf Coast

Ned Lyerly, CFE

CEO
Carl's Jr.® Restaurants

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.

Dan Monaghan, CFE

Managing Partner, Clear Summit Group

Barbara Moran-Goodrich, CFE

CEO & Co-Founder
Moran Family of Brands

Kevin Morris

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

Dave Mortensen

CEO and Co-Founder,
Self Esteem Brands

Matthew Patinkin

Co-Owner, Franchisee of Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Cinnabon and Red Mango Frozen Yogurt

David Pepper

Chief Development Officer, Choice Hotels International

Stephen Piacentini

VP, Global Restaurant Development and Recruiting, The Wendy’s Company

Meg Roberts

President
The Lash Lounge

Gary Robins

President, The G & C Robins Company

Ama Romaine

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, G6 Hospitality

Luis San Miguel

President and Chief Executive Officer, Fresh Dining Concepts LLC

Claudia San Pedro

President, SONIC Drive-In

Jyoti Sarolia

President and CEO, Ellis Hospitality Group 

Karen Satterlee, CFE

Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel - APAC
Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Stephen Shields

Franchisee, Express Employment Professionals

Jeff Sopp

Founder and CEO, Kensington Hill Partners

Cheryl Stanton

Chief Legal and Government Affairs Officer, Brightstar Care

Jeffrey Tews

Multi-Unit Franchisee
BrightStar Care

Kenny Thompson, Jr.

Senior Director & Head of External Affairs, North America, PepsiCo

Carolyn Thurston

CEO & Founder, Wisdom Senior Care

Charles Watson

CEO
Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Steve White

President & COO
PuroClean

Tim Williams

Chief Franchising Officer, Williams Fried Chicken

Wanda Williams

Head of Global Franchising, Yum! Brands, Inc.