Introducing the International Franchise Association's board of directors and executive committee.


The International Franchise Association's leadership includes some of the sectors most gifted and accomplished rep as members of its board of directors. Franchisees, franchisors and suppliers make up the board and their franchised food to fuels management, hotels and motels to commercial and residential cleaning, business services to leg automotive aftercare and mail and package shipping to personnel services. These association leaders serve as the They enable the world's oldest and largest trade organization for the franchising sector to promote mature



Michael M. Isakson

President and Chief Operating Officer

ServiceMaster Franchise Services Group

Michael M. Isakson, president and chief operating officer, ServiceMaster Franchise Services Group, is responsible for more than 5,000 franchisees worldwide with sales totaling more than $l.5 billion annually. He leads ServiceMaster Clean, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec Brands, part of the $4 billion dollar ServiceMaster Co., which specialize in residential and commercial cleaning services, disaster restoration, on-site furniture repair, and home inspections. In addition, Isakson oversees the international operations of the Terminix, Trugreen and Merry Maids brands.

Mike and his wife Jinny owned a ServiceMaster franchise in Bismarck, N.D. for 13 years and a Merry Maids franchise for two years. As franchisees, the Isaksons received the Marion E. Wade Award of Honor, ServiceMaster's most prestigious franchise recognition. Mike joined the corporate team as vice president of franchise sales in 1990. In 1992. he was promoted to president and chief operating officer of Merry Maids, and in 1994 he was appointed president of the ServiceMaster Consumer Services Franchise Services Group. He has served as co-chair of the IFA Franchisor Forum.

Mike and Jinny's son, Curtis, is currently employed in the legal department of the White House in Washington, D.C. He will graduate Wheaton College in the spring. Their daughter, Catherine, is a sophomore at the Univ. of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Mike and Jinny reside in Cordova, Tenn. and are very active in Bellevue Baptist Church.

First Vice Chairman-elect

Steven J. Greenbaum, CFE

President and Chief Executive Officer

PostNet International Franchise Corp.

Steven J, Greenbaum, CFE, has served as president, chief executive officer and director since he founded PostNet International Franchise Corp. in 1992. Greenbaum is an accomplished retail professional and entrepreneur with more than 20 years" experience in the postal and business services industry and is directly responsible for the strategic management and direction of the company.

Since the inception of PostNet's franchising program in 1993, the company has licensed more than 925 franchises in the United States and abroad and is one of the largest and fastest growing privately-held companies in the postal and business services industry. Greenbaum is a Certified Franchise Executive and was honored with the IFA's Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2003 and the Gary Rockwell Award for Excellence in Franchise Development in 2004. He presently serves on IFA's Executive Committee, is the chairman of IFA's Educational Foundation and also serves as a member of its Finance, Audit and Budget and Membership Committees.

Second Vice


Dina Dwyer-Owens, CFE

President and Chief Executive Officer

The Dwyer Group

A Certified Franchise Executive with more than 26 years of industry experience, Dina Dwyer-Owens, CFE, is president and CEO of the Dwyer Group, Inc., which presides over trade service brands that are welcomed into more than two million homes every year. Dwyer-Owens has been at the forefront of franchising, serving on the IFA board and as chairwoman of its VetFran program. In 2001, she was named IFA's recipient of the Bonny LeVine Award for helping advance and mentor women in franchising. With more than 1,300 franchise locations around the world, the Dwyer Group's concepts include Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning, Mr. Rooter Plumbing (Drain Doctor in the U.K.), Mr. Electric, Mr. Appliance, Glass Doctor and Rainbow International Restoration and Cleaning. Dwyer-Owens attributes a good part of system's success to the company's code of values. Ethics in business as written in her book "Live R.I.C.H." and the organization's innovative approach to exceeding the expectations of customers, a majority of them being women, have been the recipe for advancement. Under her tenure, the parent company has expanded from some 150 to more than 600 employees to service a growing worldwide network. For her achievements, Dwyer-Owens has been featured in Working Mother, CNN and Inc. magazine.


Kenneth D. Walker

President and Chief Executive Officer

Driven Brands, Inc.

(Formerly Meineke Car Care Centers)

Ken Walker joined Meineke as president and CEO in 1996 after serving nearly four years as president and CEO of Parts, Inc., in Memphis. Parts, Inc. was a distributor of automotive parts and supplies with distribution facilities and stores covering 24 states. Prior to his position with Parts, Inc., he spent 17 years in similar businesses, serving as president and CEO of Cardis Corp. Before entering the automotive aftermarket, he was a manager and CPA with Arthur Young and Co. in Fort Worth. Walker serves on the IFA board as secretary and is a member of the FranPAC Advisory Committee. He is currently a member of the World President's Organization and has served as chairman of the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association. He was an instructor for many AWDA seminars and is a recipient of the AWDA Memorial Scholarship and Pursuit of Excellence Award. He currently serves on the board of directors and Executive Committee of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association and the Government Affairs Committee. Walker is a board member of the Automotive Hall of Fame. Additionally, he serves as CEO of Driven Brands, Inc., the holding company, which is the parent company of Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc., Econo Lube and Tune, Inc., Aero-Colours, Inc. and Walker is a graduate of the University of Texas.

Treasurer-elect and Past Chairman

Russell d. Frith, CFE

President and Chief Executive Officer

Lawn Doctor

Russ Frith, CFE, was hired by Lawn Doctor President and cofounder Tony Giordano as sales manager, but originally began his involvement with the company as a customer. Frith was promoted in rapid succession to vice president and chief operating officer, elected to the board of directors and appointed CEO in 1983. His leadership is credited for the company's ten-fold growth to nearly 500 units. Frith has served on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Federal Pesticide Advisory Council and has lectured at the Wharton School of Business. He is past president of the Professional Lawn Care Association of America, and founding president of its education foundation. He served as chairman of IFA in 2003.

Immediate Past Chairman

Lawrence J. "Doe" Cohen, CFE


Doc & Associates, Ltd.

Lawrence "Doc" Cohen, CFE, is president of Doc & Associates, Ltd., a leading franchisee of the Great American Cookie Co. and Pretzel Time. He served as founding president of GAC's Franchise Advisory Council and has been honored twice by IFA as Franchisee of the Year and by Great American Cookie Co. as Franchisee of the Decade. Prior to becoming a franchisee, Cohen was a pharmacist and attorney. He is an IFA Educational Foundation trustee, former chairman of the IFA Franchisee Forum and past treasurer and chairman of the board's Finance, Audit and Budget Committee. He served as chairman of the 2006 Convention Committee, chair of the FranPAC Advisory Board and sits on the IFA Executive Committee. Cohen was the first franchisee to earn the Certified Franchise Executive designation.

Past Chairman

Richard Rennick, CFE


American Leak Detection, Inc.

Dick Rennick, CFE, called the "father of high-tech leak detection" after he built a business that revolutionized the leak-finding process, is also known for his commitment to teamwork and franchisee support. A member of IFA for two decades, Rennick has served on many committees and chaired the association's Educational Foundation in 2004. He founded the Franchise Emergency Action Team to mobilize assistance from the franchise community when disasters strike. While serving on the IFA Convention Task Force, Rennick was the driving force for the "Taste of Franchising" idea that has been very successful during the association's conventions since 2000. Rennick was named IFA's Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997.

Chairman-elect, Franchisee Forum

David Mlotklewicz


Lawn Doctor of South Monouth

David J. Mlotkiewicz operates eight Lawn Doctor franchises along the Jersey shore. Operating within the home services sector, his business specifically caters to residential and commercial lawn care, tree and shrub care and pest control. He has been honored with the company's Best of the Best award four times. Mlotkiewicz is a longtime advocate of franchising, the green industry and the entrepreneurial spirit. For six of his 10 years as a member of Lawn Doctor's President's Advisory Council, he served as president...

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