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Foundation Board of Trustees

Michael Isakson, CFE


Merry Maid of Edgemont, AR

Tony Valle, CFE

1st Vice Chairman

ELM Performance Group

Dan Monaghan, CFE

2nd Vice Chairman

Clear Summit Group

Mary Thompson, CFE


Dwyer Group

Harvey Homsey, CFE

Chair, Institute of Certified Franchise Executives

Express Services, Inc.

Earsa Jackson, CFE

Chairman of the Diversity Institute Board

Strasburger & Price, LLP

Jeff Bevis, CFE

Chairman, VetFran Committee


David McKinnon, CFE

Chairman, NextGen in Franchising Committee

Dwyer Group

Bret Lowell, CFE

General Counsel (Non-voting)

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Rikki Amos

Vice President of Program Operations and Development (Ex Officio)

IFA Foundation

Robert Cresanti, CFE

President, IFA (Ex Officio)

International Franchise Association

Lawrence Cohen, CFE

Immediate Past Chair

LJC Management, Inc.

Chris Dull, CFE

Global Franchise Group, LLC

Tariq Farid, CFE

Edible Arrangements International, LLC

Gordon Logan

Sport Clips, Inc.

Rankin Gasaway

7-Eleven, Inc.

Jo Kirchner, CFE

Primrose School Franchising Company

Joe Lindenmayer, CFE

California Closet Company, Inc.

Mark Liston, CFE

Glass Doctor

Matt Murphy, CFE

Griswold Home Care, Inc.

Tabbassum Mumtaz

Apex Restaurant Management, Inc.

Steve Siegel

Brookside Consulting

Omar Simmons

Exaltare Capital Partners/Planet Fitness

J.J. Sorrenti

Safeguard Franchise Systems, Inc.

Jim Squire, CFE


R. Scott Sutton, CFE

Safeguard Franchise Systems, Inc.

John Teza, CFE

Jersey Mike's Subs

Gregory Vojnovic, CFE

Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc.

Edith Wiseman, CFE