Patrick Pitts is Coordinator, Political Affairs & Grassroots Advocacy. Patrick works with IFA's Government Relations team, managing the day-to-day operations of the Association’s grassroots and political programs, including the Franchise Action Network & FranPAC. He also works with the International Affairs team, organizing and marketing IFA's Trade Mission in 2018 with the US Commercial Service to Thailand and Indonesia, and providing research to members seeking to understand markets, regulatory environments, and best practices. Patrick was previously Executive Assistant to IFA's President & CEO, handling Robert’s schedule, drafting communications, arranging travel, coordinating meetings, and overall ensuring smooth-sailing for IFA’s Leadership and Board of Directors.
Patrick joined IFA as in intern in May of 2017 after previously interning on the Hill for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D – NY). He attended both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in England, obtaining his BA with Honors in International Relations from the University of Birmingham in 2015, and his MSc with Distinction in International Relations from the London School of Economics in 2016. You can reach Patrick at 202-662-4172 or email@example.com.