Senior Director, Sponsorships & Exhibits, International Franchise Association

Lynette James is Senior Director of Sponsorships and Exhibits for the International Franchise Association.  She is responsible for sponsorships for all IFA programs including renewal, solicitation, confirmation and implementation; and exhibits held in conjunction with the Annual Convention, including the development of the floor plan, selection and assignment of space, liaison with exhibitors and vendors and preparation of the Exhibitor Directory section of the Convention Program Book.  Lynette also is responsible for updating and maintaining sponsorship and exhibit information found under the Events tab of the   

Prior to joining IFA in November 2006, Lynette was an outside sales account executive with Grainger Industrial Supply, the Los Angeles Business Journal, Black Enterprise Magazine and Clear Channel Communications.   

Lynette received a bachelor of arts degree in Communications from Howard University.  She resides in Washington, DC with her husband, Steve, and their two sons, Steven and Logan. You can contact Lynette at or at 202-662-0782.