The International Franchise Association is honored to welcome five franchise executives who will supplement the associations primary leadership group through their respective professional experience. They will assume their posts during the group's 50th annual convention next month, to be conducted in San Antonio.
William G. Hall, CFE
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
William G. Hall & Co.
(International Dairy Queen)
William Hall, CFE, is a franchisee of International Dairy Queen operating five Dairy Queen units in Texas. In his 20-year foodservice career, Hall has owned and operated more than 80 units of various concepts and served as a franchisee leader in each concept.
Hall is a CPA and was affiliated with a national public accounting firm before acquiring and operating a number of companies in the transportation, real estate, banking, manufacturing and foodservice industries.
He is a past chairman of the IFA's Franchisee Forum, a past president (for multiple terms) of the Texas Dairy Queen Operators Council, co-chairman of the National Franchise Mediation Program Steering Committee and a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Small Business Advisory Board.
Darrell Johnson, CFE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Darrell Johnson, CFE, is president and CEO of FRANdata. His career spans information services, commercial banking, investment banking and federal financial regulation. Before acquiring FRANdata in 2001, Johnson was a commercial banking executive, where he started an SBA lending unit, developed small-business lending teams for cooperative and franchise borrowers, established an equity investment program for cooperative businesses, built a leasing program and managed a health-care lending team. Prior to that, he founded the investment banking subsidiary of a regional commercial bank (now part of Bank of America) where he specialized in corporate finance advisory services, including mergers-acquisitions. He also has worked in several independent advisory firms. Earlier in his career, Johnson was an economist and later the director of special examinations for a federal financial regulatory agency.
He has served on numerous private company and non-profit business boards. Johnson received a bachelor's degree in business and a master's degree in economics from Montana State University. He also earned a master's degree in business from the Wharton...