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Foundation Board of Trustees

The Goal of the IFA Foundation Board of Trustees is to provide governance and sets strategy for the IFA Foundation. Board members serve as benefactors for the Foundation as well as liaisons to other foundation donors. They also provide additional support for all Foundation programs (Diversity, Franchising Gives Back, VetFran and Scholarships). The Foundation, founded in 1983, is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. The Foundation is supported through the generous contributions of IFA members and others. All contributions are tax deductible.

Dan Monaghan, CFE


Clear Summit Group

Mary Thompson, CFE

2nd Vice Chairman


Tony Valle, CFE

Immediate Past Chair

College Pro

William Hall, CFE


Treats Investments, LLC

James Mowery, CFE

Chairman, Institute of Certified Franchise Executives

Fifty5 Rivers Cold Brew

Earsa Jackson, CFE

Chairwoman, Diversity Institute

Clark Hill Strasburger

Ralph Yarusso, CFE

Chairman, VetFran Committee

MW Franchise Holdings International, LLC

David McKinnon, CFE

Chairman, NextGen in Franchising Committee

Radiance Holdings

Bret Lowell, CFE

General Counsel (Non-voting)

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Rikki Amos, CFE

Executive Director (Ex Officio)

IFA Foundation

Matt Haller

President, IFA (Ex Officio)

International Franchise Association

Tariq Farid, CFE

Edible Arrangements, LLC

Stan Friedman, CFE

FRM Solutions

Rankin Gasaway

7-Eleven, Inc.

Jo Kirchner

Primrose School Franchising Company

Mark Liston, CFE

Mark Liston, Inc.

Gordon Logan

Sport Clips, Inc.

Tabbassum Mumtaz

Ampex Brands

Steve Siegel

Marcus & Millichap

Omar Simmons

Exaltare Capital Partners

J.J. Sorrenti

Best Life Brands

Jim Squire, CFE

President & CEO

Franchise Marketing Advisors

R. Scott Sutton, CFE

Threshold Brands

Gregory Vojnovic

Hot Dog Shoppe

Edith Wiseman, CFE