The International Franchise Association recently held their annual conference in Orlando, FL where they announced this year’s Certified Franchise Executives (CFE). Tom Dunn, a long time leader in the franchise industry, was recognized at the annual conference as a CFE. This designation requires the completion of a meticulous academic study presented by the IFA’s Educational Foundation. The study program enhances franchising professionals’ understanding of both the industry’s fundamental and complex aspects. It also provides specialized knowledge, industry recognition, peer-level networking, and professional standing.
Mr. Dunn is very pleased to have earned this recognition and stated, “Since first joining the IFA several years ago, it was my goal to earn the CFE designation. The designation is given to those individuals who have dedicated their careers to franchising and have become students of our industry. I want to thank the employees of Filta, our Franchise Owners and Suppliers as well as my friends at the IFA for their support.” Currently, there are about 1,400 franchise executives that are enrolled in the program or have received their CFE certification, and over 300 IFA Member Companies have one or more executives enrolled in the program.
The IFA is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. Since its inception in 1960, the International Franchise Association has represented and protected the interests of the franchise community as well as the American entrepreneurial spirit. IFA’s mission is to protect, enhance and promote franchising through government relations, public relations and educational programs.