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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

Steve White

1st Vice Chairman

PuroClean, Inc.

Tony Valle, CFE

Immediate Past Chair

College Pro

William Hall, CFE


Treats Investments, LLC

Earsa Jackson, CFE

Chairwoman, Diversity Institute

Clark Hill Strasburger

Ralph Yarusso, CFE

Chairman, VetFran Committee

IFPG-International Franchise Professionals Group

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

CEO & President, IFA (Ex Officio)

International Franchise Association

Tariq Farid, CFE

Edible Arrangements, LLC

Ron Feldman, CFE

ApplePie Capital

Stan Friedman, CFE

FRM Solutions

Rankin Gasaway

7-Eleven, Inc.

Tam Kennedy

Twin City TJ's, Inc.

Jo Kirchner

Primrose School Franchising Company

John Lancaster

Choice Hotels International

Mark Liston, CFE

Mark Liston, Inc.

Gordon Logan

Sport Clips, Inc.

James Mowery, CFE

SMB Franchise Advisors

Tabbassum Mumtaz

Ampex Brands

Paul Pickett, CFE

Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc.

Karen Satterlee, CFE

Hilton Worldwide

Steve Siegel

Marcus & Millichap

Omar Simmons

Exaltare Capital Partners

Richard Snow


J.J. Sorrenti

Best Life Brands

Jim Squire, CFE

President & CEO

Franchise Marketing Advisors

R. Scott Sutton, CFE

Threshold Brands

Steve Turner

Griswold Home Care

Gregory Vojnovic

Hot Dog Shoppe

Edith Wiseman, CFE