It is common practice for the International Franchise Association’s Board of Directors to induct just one person into the Hall of Fame annually. This year the IFA has decided to expanded its oldest and most prestigious award to recognize the multiple deserving franchise leaders for their extensive contributions to the industry. Five franchise icons have been unanimously voted to be honored in the IFA Hall of Fame.
These five new inductees include; Conrad Hilton, founder of Hilton Hotels, J. Willard Marriott, founder of Marriott International, Anthony “Tony” Martino, founder of MAACO and AAMCO, James Maynard, founder of Golden Corral Corporation, and Thomas “Tom” Monaghan, founder of Dominos Pizza.
“We are honored to induct these five franchise icons into the IFA Hall of Fame,” said IFA Chairman Steve Romaniello, CFE, and Managing Director of Roark Capital Group. “Each of these leaders has made significant contributions to the growth and sustainability of franchising in the U.S. and around the world. The elements of their success have informed franchise leaders of today and will continue to contribute to the success of franchise leaders well into the future.”
Established in 1979, The Hall of Fame Award aims to publicly acknowledge leaders who have reached high levels of accomplishment in franchising and has also contributed to the development and success of the franchise community.
The awards will be presented to the inductees or their representatives during the IFA Annual Convention in New Orleans Feb. 22-25, 2014.
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