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The International Franchise Association is the preeminent voice and acknowledged leader for franchising worldwide. Our mission is protect, promote, and enhance franchising – an industry that has undoubtedly helped you achieve much of your professional and personal success.

You have an opportunity to extend your involvement in franchising to an even greater extent. Joining the IFA Board of Directors gives you the chance to interact with up to 75 of your peers to oversee the operation, business and policy development of the IFA.

Here is a closer look at why you should consider becoming a Board Member:

  • Have a seat at the table to impact and influence the highest priority issues franchising faces today from a policy and business perspective
  • Establish yourself as a thought leader and contribute to the most important political and legal issues surrounding the franchise business model
  • Interact with the IFA’s award-winning Government Relations team to address some of the most pressing issues facing your business
  • Provide guidance to the IFA on the most meaningful priorities of its members
  • Be a steward for the IFA’s advocacy, membership, and education missions
  • Build and foster relationships with your peers

The Finer Details

Terms are three years and members may succeed themselves for one additional three-year term. The Board meets three times per year – once at the Annual Convention, at its Summer Board Meeting, and at the Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting – to discuss and steward the operation and affairs of the Association. The Board may have from time to time conference calls as needed.

To learn more, please contact IFA’s Catherine Bartley at cbartley@franchise.org.

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