• IFA names International Affairs director to help with global expansion

Josh Merin has been named director of International Affairs for the International Franchise Association, a new position where he will help IFA members explore growth for their franchise brands in the global market.

In his new role, Merin will work closely with the U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Service division to organize and execute trade missions to markets around the world, coordinate educational webinars and develop other relevant content for IFA members.

"We are thrilled that Josh has agreed to continue his focus on helping IFA members explore global franchising opportunities as they work to expand outside the United States," said Steve Caldeira, IFA president and CEO. "His commitment and passion for the franchise industry, coupled with the contributions he has made to the IFA in other areas, will serve the industry well in the increasingly-important global market."

Prior to his new position, Merin was IFA senior manager, Research & Strategic Initiatives.

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