IFA Announces Marla Rosner as Chair of Social Sector TaskForce and Appoints Michael Seid to Chair Emeritus
IFA Chair Catherine Monson has appointed Marla Rosner, Senior Learning and Development Consultant at MSA Worldwide, to be the new Chair of the IFA’s Social Sector Franchising Task Force. Marla has served in the role of Task Force Manager since 2012. Under her leadership the group has developed a Mentoring Program, which matches IFA members who want to share their knowledge of and experience in franchising with social sector franchisor management and franchisees.
Michael Seid, Managing Director of MSA Worldwide, and founder and outgoing Chair of the Task Force, has been appointed Chair Emeritus of the Task Force to recognize his outstanding efforts in the area of social sector franchising. As an experienced commercial franchise expert with established social franchise expertise, he works with established social franchisors to improve their performance, with NGOs to explore their franchising opportunities, and with donors to maximize the use of the funds they provide in Low and Middle Income Counties (LMICs).
Peter Holt, CEO of The Joint Chiropractic and Task Force contributor since 2014 will assume the role of task force Vice Chair.
About the IFA Social Sector Franchising Task Force
The Social Sector Franchising Task Force was established by the International Franchise Association (IFA) in 2009 as a platform to advance and leverage the use of commercial franchising methods and technology to serve the needs of the social franchising community. It was founded and first chaired by Michael Seid, founder and managing director of MSA Worldwide and former member of the IFA Board of Directors. The Task Force is composed of leading franchisors, franchisees, and professionals in commercial franchising whose goal is to help social sector franchisors and other NGOs become more effective and efficient in achieving their goals through the principles of franchising.
In addition to mentoring programs the Social Sector Franchising Task Force offers peer groups for social franchisor management, well articulated FAQ’s on it’s website and a guide for attorneys and consultants who may be assisting social franchisors in establishing their franchise systems. For more information, visit http://www.socialsectorfranchising.org.
About the International Franchise Association
Celebrating 60 years of excellence, education and advocacy, the International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising. IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology and business development.
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