Staff

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.

Our Team

Matthew Haller

President & CEO, International Franchise Association

Jennifer Brandeen

Chief Operating Officer, International Franchise Association

Mike Williams

CFO, International Franchise Association

Michael Layman

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

Catherine Bartley Darden

Chief of Staff, International Franchise Association

Heather Bartlow

Creative Director, International Franchise Association

Amy Brown, CPA

Controller, International Franchise Association

Paul Calkins Jr., CFE

Manager, Government Relations, International Franchise Association

Alan Catlett, CFE

Vice President, Revenue Growth and Operations, International Franchise Association

Brittney Cosby

Senior Manager, Certification Programs, International Franchise Association

Sandie Curtis, CFE, IPMA-SCP, JMT

Vice President, Education, International Franchise Association

Sarah Davies

General Counsel, International Franchise Association

Sarah Eldredge

Assistant Controller, International Franchise Association

Erica Farage

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

Sheila Fischer, CFE

Senior Vice President of Sales. International Franchise Association

Emily George, CFE

Director, Membership Recruitment & Retention, International Franchise Association

Jeff Hanscom

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

Lynette James, CFE

Senior Director, Sponsorships & Exhibits, International Franchise Association

Matthew Kagel

Director of State & Local Government Relations, International Franchise Association

Zack Kirshner

Manager, Membership Recruitment & Retention, International Franchise Association

Anna Kittleson

Vice President of Marketing, International Franchise Association

Katherine Knight Patterson

Senior Director, Communications, International Franchise Association

Sydni Konohia, CFE

Manager, Member Services & Recruitment, International Franchise Association

Wendy Kunz

Director of Veteran Programs, International Franchise Association

Jeanine Littrel, CMP, CFE

Senior Director, Conferences & Meetings, International Franchise Association

Makenzie Mullinax

Coordinator, Government Relations, International Franchise Association

Haider Murtaza, CFE

Director, Government Relations & Public Policy, International Franchise Association

Margaret Nerrow

Coordinator of Political and Advocacy, International Franchise Association

Jade Newton

Marketing Coordinator, International Franchise Association

Chalisa Prajanay

Accounting Assistant, International Franchise Association

Carol Radigan

Director of Marketing, International Franchise Association

George Ray

Senior Director, Franchise Ascension Initiative, International Franchise Association

Paul Rocchio, CFE

Vice President, Development & Member Services, International Franchise Association

Katelyn Russell, CMP, CFE

Director, Membership Engagement, International Franchise Association

Anna Russell, CFE

Manager of Political Affairs, International Franchise Association

Kate Sanborn

Digital & Social Marketing Manager, International Franchise Association

Lea Simmons, CFE

LMS Product Manager, International Franchise Association

Aaliyah Smith

Graphic Design Coordinator, International Franchise Association

Lauren Smith, CFE

Manager, Advertising & Sales, International Franchise Association

David Smith

Director, Diversity Programs, International Franchise Association

Morgan Spiro

Executive Assistant to the CEO, International Franchise Association

Courtney Thompson

Program Manager, Conferences and Meetings
IFA

Jennifer Travis

Sales Coordinator, Sponsorship & Exhibits, International Franchise Association

Sara Williamson

Director, Technology and Operations, International Franchise Association

Carly Wooley, CFE

Senior Director, Advertising, International Franchise Association