The International Franchise Association staff works daily to protect, enhance, and promote franchising. Team members work in service to members and support government relations, advocacy, research, learning, and networking activities.

Matthew Haller

President & CEO, International Franchise Association

Jennifer Brandeen

Chief Revenue Officer, International Franchise Association

Mike Williams

CFO, International Franchise Association

Rikki Amos, CFE

Executive Director, IFA Foundation

Michael Layman

Senior Vice President, Government Relations & Public Affairs, International Franchise Association

Bill Meierling

Vice President, Strategic Communications & Marketing, International Franchise Association

Catherine Bartley Darden

Chief of Staff, International Franchise Association

Heather Bartlow

Creative Director, International Franchise Association

Benjamin Branch

Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, International Franchise Association

Paul Calkins Jr.

Senior Coordinator, Political Affairs & Grassroots Advocacy

Alan Catlett

Vice President, Revenue Growth and Operations, International Franchise Association

Casey Cornish

Manager, Development & Programs, IFA Foundation

Brittney Cosby

Senior Manager, Certification Programs, International Franchise Association

Sandie Curtis, IPMA-SCP, JMT

Vice President, Education, International Franchise Association

Erica Farage

Vice President, Political Affairs & Grassroots Advocacy, International Franchise Association
IFA

Madeline Gale

Senior Coordinator, Government Relations & Strategic Planning, International Franchise Association

Jeff Hanscom

Vice President, State & Local Government Relations & Counsel, International Franchise Association

Lynette James

Senior Director, Sponsorships & Exhibits, International Franchise Association

Eric C. Johnson

Manager, Veterans Programs
IFA

Katherine Knight Patterson

Senior Director, Communications, International Franchise Association

Sydni Konohia

Manager, Membership Retention & Recruitment, International Franchise Association

Jeanine Littrel

Senior Director, Conferences & Meetings
IFA

Paige Moody, M.A.

Manager of Operations, International Franchise Association

Haider Murtaza

Senior Manager, Government Relations & Public Policy, International Franchise Association

Chalisa Prajanay

Accounting Assistant, International Franchise Association

Paul Rocchio, CFE

Vice President, Development & Member Services, International Franchise Association

Stephen Rupp

Senior Coordinator, Multimedia Communications, International Franchise Association

Katelyn Russell, CMP, CFE

Director, Membership Engagement, International Franchise Association

Anna Russell

Manager of Political Affairs
IFA

Marcella Schneider

Senior Coordinator, Digital Marketing, International Franchise Association

Lea Simmons

LMS Product Manager, International Franchise Association

Lauren Smith

Manager, Advertising & Sales, International Franchise Association

David Smith

Senior Manager of Diversity Programs, International Franchise Association

Sara Williamson

Director, Technology and Operations, International Franchise Association

Carly Wooley, CFE

Senior Director, Advertising, International Franchise Association