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Company Overview of International Franchise Association

Company Overview

International Franchise Association is a trade association that represents franchise businesses worldwide. The association offers government and public relations programs to educate its members. It also provides recruitment and multi-cultural marketing information services. International Franchise Association was founded in 1960 and is based in Washington, District Of Columbia.

1501 K Street, N.W.

Suite 350

Washington, DC 20005

United States

Founded in 1960





Key Executives for International Franchise Association

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 55
Treasurer and Member of Executive Committee
Age: 60
Secretary and Member of the Executive Committee
Age: 54
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

International Franchise Association Key Developments

International Franchise Association Names Mark McSteen as Vice President of Franchisee Engagement and Industry Relations

Mark McSteen has been named Vice President of Franchisee Engagement and Industry Relations at the International Franchise Association. McSteen will report directly to IFA President and CEO Steve Caldeira, CFE, and will serve on the IFA Senior Management Team. He joins the IFA after 32 years with Marriott International where for the past 13 years he served as vice president, Owner and Franchise Services.

International Franchise Association Appoints Steve Joyce as Chairman

Choice Hotels International Inc. announce that its president and CEO, Steve Joyce, has assumed the chairmanship of the International Franchise Association (IFA). With a career in the lodging industry spanning over three decades, Joyce has led Choice Hotels since 2008, and has a proven track record of developing and growing some of the best-known hotel brands in markets worldwide. Joyce has long been involved in the lodging and franchise industries and the global business community. Joyce comes into the role of IFA chairman after previously serving as IFA's Vice Chairman. A long-standing IFA member, Joyce has held many additional leadership roles, including serving in the leadership chairs since 2011 and a board member since 2001, IFA Educational Foundation Executive Committee first vice chairman (2012-2013) and Franchisor Forum chairman (2003-2010). He has served on multiple IFA committees that provide guidance to the organization, including chairing the Long Range Planning Committee in 2009, as well as chairing the IFA 2014 Convention Committee.

IFA Opens First Franchise Resource Center in Green Bay

The International Franchise Association announced it will be partnering with local jurisdictions across the country to open Franchise Resource Centers that will provide information to individuals interested in franchising. The first Franchise Resource Center will open in Green Bay, Wis. and will be located in the Advance Business and Manufacturing Center which is in the same building as the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College's Entrepreneur Resource Center, SCORE and Advance, a program of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.

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