As IFA continues its outreach to tens of thousands of veterans returning home from wars in Afghanistan and Southwest Asia to consider exploring franchise ownership, the association recently joined with the International Military Community Executives Association (IMCEA) at their 2011 Annual Meeting. IMCEA is the only international organization that exists specifically to advance the professional development of U.S. military MWR/Services managers around the world.
Following the meeting, IMCEA President Fred McKenney, United States Air Force, thanked the IFA for its support and offered praise on the IFA’s VetFran program.
“IMCEA has a fundamental mission of networking and connecting our military community to worthwhile opportunities with industry and IFA is a natural match, said McKenney. “ The strategy of recruiting our foodservice military members to pursue follow on career opportunities in the franchise environment is brilliant. The initiative takes advantage of the military training, their ability and willingness to follow very specific standards and their experience operating in a structured operational environment. I believe we have only begun to scratch the surface on growing a relationship that will benefit our veterans and the franchise industry. I look forward to expanding our relationship with IFA in the future and am excited about the potential rewards.”
For more information about VetFran, visit www.vetfran.com.