Staff | International Franchise Association



Robert Cresanti, CFE
President & CEO


Tuba Ali
Staff Accountant


Rikki Amos
Vice President
Program Operations & Development
IFA Foundation


Jesse Baker
Senior Coordinator
Conferences & Meetings


Suzanne Beall, Esq.
Vice President, Government Relations & Public Policy


Greg Cook, CFE
Vice President, Advertising & Strategic Partnerships


Beth Dailey
Vice President, Marketing


Radim Dragomaca
Director, VetFran Program & Strategic Communications


Rose DuPont
Director, Certification Program Development


Julie Dychkewich
Manager, Development & Member Services


Tim Evans
Senior Manager, Regional Advertising


Erica Farage
Vice President, Political Affairs & Grassroots Advocacy


Caleb Gunnels
Senior Manager, Government Relations & Public Policy


Matt Haller
Senior Vice President, Government Relations & Public Affairs


Jeff Hanscom
Vice President, State Government Relations & Public Policy



Julia Hartlage
Digital Marketing



Lynette James
Senior Director, Sponsorships & Exhibits


Nick Johns
Coordinator, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships


Gionne Jones
Manager, Special Projects


Michael Layman
Vice President, Federal Government Relations


Scott Lehr, CFE
Executive Vice President, Development, Marketing & Conferences


Miriam Levi
Coordinator, Graphic Design


Josh Merin, CFE
Vice President, International Affairs & Chief of Staff


Hannah Miller
Coordinator, Membership & Advertising


Courtney Moore
Senior Manager, Marketing



Haider Murtaza
Senior Coordinator, Government Relations & Public Policy


Andrew Parker
Editor in Chief, Franchising World
Senior Manager, Publishing


Patrick Pitts
Coordinator, Political Affairs & Grassroots Advocacy


Anne Poodiack
Vice President, Conferences & Meetings



Paul Rocchio, CFE
Vice President, Development & Member Services


Katelyn Russell
Senior Manager, Conferences


Leah Shimp
Associate Director, Government Relations


Andie Snider
Senior Director, Conferences & Meetings


Jenna Weisbord
Senior Manager, Communications & Public Affairs


Sara Williamson
Senior Manager, Membership & Advertising


Carly Wooley
Senior Manager, Regional Advertising


Stephen Worley
Senior Director, Communications


Virgie Youssef
Senior Director, Finance
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