The International Franchise Association (IFA) has elected four franchise professionals to join its Board of Directors.

The new Board members will take up their positions on 14 February 2012 at the conclusion of the IFA’s 52nd Annual Convention in Orlando. The new members are Doug Allison, Vice-President of Industry Relations & Communications at PepsiCo Foodservice; Carlton L. Curtis, Vice-President of Industry Affairs, Foodservice and Hospitality at Coca-Cola North America; Aziz Hashim, President & CEO of National Restaurant Development Holdings; and Michael Seid, Chief Concept Officer and a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of CFWshops, and Managing Director of MSA Worldwide.

Jack Earle, IFA Chairman and a multi-unit McDonald’s franchise owner, said: “Our new board members are a great addition to our Board with each having decades of experience in the franchising industry and the association. Their leadership will be critical as we address the challenges before us, including advocating for pro-growth policies that will help franchise businesses expand and create jobs.”

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