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.

Jennifer Brandeen

Chief Revenue Officer
IFA

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

VP, Strategic Communications & Marketing, International Franchise Association

Catherine Bartley

Director of Board Operations, International Franchise Association

Heather Bartlow

Graphic Designer, International Franchise Association

Jason Bethke

Director, Marketing, IFA

Benjamin Branch

Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, International Franchise Association

Spencer Brignac

Director, Membership Recruitment & Retention, International Franchise Association

Paul Calkins Jr.

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

Manager, Certification Programs, International Franchise Association

Sandie Curtis, IPMA-SCP, JMT

VP, Education, International Franchise Association

Erica Farage

VP, Political Affairs & Grassroots Advocacy
IFA

Madeline Gale

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

Director, Communications, IFA

Sydni Konohia

Senior Coordinator, Member Services, International Franchise Association

Jeanine Littrel

Senior Director, Conferences & Meetings
IFA

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

Katelyn Russell

Senior Manager, Membership Engagement, International Franchise Association

Anna Russell

Manager of Political Affairs
IFA

Marcella Schneider

Senior Coordinator, Digital Marketing, IFA

Lea Simmons

LMS Product Manager, International Franchise Association

Lauren Smith

Senior Coordinator, Advertising & Sales, International Franchise Association

Sara Williamson

Director, Technology and Operations, International Franchise Association

Carly Wooley

Senior Director, Advertising, International Franchise Association