Advisory Board

The RIFC Advisory Board is comprised of franchise industry leaders who provide strategic advice and support to the center. Board members exemplify and uphold the research and education mission of franchise pioneer and visionary William Rosenberg, Founder of Dunkin’ Donuts.

Name Position Company
Grant Benson, CFE Sr. Vice President Global Franchising and Business Development Dunkin' Brands  
Kevin Kearney Founder and President Kevinns LLC
Peter Holt CEO  The Joint Chiropractic
Bret Lowell Partner DLA Piper
Ned Lyerly  CEO CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.
John Motta President Dunkin' Donuts Multi-Unit Franchisee
Ann Rosenberg President and Director William Rosenberg Family Foundation, Inc. 
Udo Schlentrich, PhD. Former Director Rosenberg International Franchise Center (RIFC)

Michael Seid

Managing Director MSA Worldwide
George Zografos CEO Z Donut Co.

Past Members

Name Position Company
William Rosenberg Founder Dunkin' Donuts
Ronald E. Harrison, CFE Senior Vice President (Retired) PepsiCo
Jim McKenna, CFE President McKenna Associates, Corp.
Yoshino Nakajima Founding President YN Global Inc.
Robert E. Naser Chairman Robert E. Naser Real Estate
Leonard Swartz, CFE

Past Chairman

IFA Education Foundation

Executive Board 

Name Position Company
Dr. Deborah Merrill-Sands  Dean Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
Dr. E. Hachemi Aliouche  Director Rosenberg International Franchise Center, and Rosenberg Chair in Franchising