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Franchising Industry
Our team of U.S. and international industry specialists are dedicated to enhancing the global competitiveness of the U.S. franchising industry, expanding market access, and increasing exports. The Franchising Team uses our presence in 200 global cities to help you foster new business relationships and expand the world-wide presence of U.S. firms.
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International Franchise Association Convention - Global Chat Program
IFA's Annual Convention is franchising's biggest event for business development and professional development. Trade counseling will be offered to U.S. Franchisors through the Global Chat program. A delegation from Mexico, currently under recruitment, will also be introduced to U.S. Franchise brands
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International Franchise Expo
The International Franchise Expo (IFE®) is the premier annual event for the franchise industry with over 400 proven franchise opportunities available across investment levels. Trade counseling will be offered to U.S. Franchisors through the Global Chat program. Education seminars will be coordinated by the Global Franchising Team for U.S. franchisors and franchisees to attend. Assistance with B2B Matchmaking is available on request through the Global Franchising Team and MFV Exhibitions.

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International Trade Administration Contacts for the Franchising Industry

The International Trade Administration offers a range of industry expertise and business development opportunities for U.S. franchisers including franchising statistics, market intelligence, and trade events leveraging our Office of Supply Chain, Professional and Business Services and the U.S. Commercial Service’s worldwide network located in 100 offices nationwide and in more than 70 international offices.

Franchising Contacts

Take advantage of the expertise offered across the International Trade Administration export value chain.

Office of Supply Chain, Professional and Business Services

The Office of Supply Chain, Professional and Business Services (OSCPBS) promotes and implements policies and programs that foster the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains and professional and business services exporters in sectors such as education, architecture and engineering, franchising, and legal and accounting services. 

Richard Boll
Office of Supply Chain, Professional and Business Services
Phone:  571-331-0098

Global Franchising Team Leader

Eric Johnson, CFE
Phone:  404-290-2169

U.S. Commercial Service Offices in the United States

AL (Birmingham)

Amy Ryan

AZ (Phoenix)

Molly Ho

CA (Fresno)

Glen Roberts

CA (West Los Angeles)

Julieanne Hennessy

CA (Irvine)

Kristin Houston

CA (Ontario)

Erica Ramirez

CA (San Francisco)

Daniel Giavina

CA (West Los Angeles)

Maura Kawai

CO (Denver)

Lana Lennberg

FL (Clearwater)

Dan Bjerk

FL (Ft. Lauderdale)

Kathryn Dye

FL (Miami)

Yamilee Bastien

FL (Orlando)

Kenneth Mouradian

GA (Atlanta)

Eric Johnson

ID (Boise)

Jay Park

KS (Kansas City)

Pinki Thakker

KY (Louisville)

Sara Moreno


MA (Boston)

Jim Mayfield

MD (Baltimore)

Carey Esslinger

MI (Pontiac)

Eve Lerman

MN (Minneapolis)

Doug Jacobson

MS (Jackson)

Alicja Drolet

NC (Charlotte)

Crystal Mills

NC (Greensboro)

Stephanie Bethel

ND (Fargo)

Heather Ranck

NE (Omaha)

Meredith Bond

NH (Portsmouth)

Taylor Little

NJ (Newark)

Susan Widmer

NY (New York City)

Peter Sexton

OH (Columbus)

Darren Srebnick

PA (Philadelphia)

Nasim Sadr-Fala

SD (Sioux Falls)

Cinnamon King

TN (Nashville)

Patrick Spence

TX (Houston)

Steven Garrett

TX (Austin)

Karen Parker

TX (Dallas / Ft. Worth)

TX (San Antonio)

Oscar Magana

UT (Salt Lake City)

Daniel Bruner

VA (Northern Virginia)

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