WASHINGTON (Press Release – Feb. 22, 2012) – The International Franchise Association today announced that Miriam Brewer has been promoted to Senior Director of Education and Diversity.
“Since joining IFA in 2006 as a director, Miriam has taken IFA’s diversity and minority outreach efforts to new levels,” said IFA President & CEO Steve Caldeira. “Miriam has built bridges with major national minority organizations, members of Congress, mayors and economic development officials across the country to promote franchising opportunities for women and minorities.”
“Miriam’s work with the IFA Diversity Institute and with IFA members is a testament to both her passion and her professionalism,” said John Reynolds, IFA Educational Foundation president.
Prior to joining IFA in December 2006, Brewer served as the Associate Director, Diversity and Inclusion with the national office of the Alzheimer’s Association. During her decade plus tenure with the Association, she worked on both the national and local levels. Brewer previously worked for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Washington Chapter in a number of roles from Multicultural Outreach Coordinator to Executive Director, managing three offices.
Active in the community, she is member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., working on multiple committees in her local chapter and its Foundation. Brewer is also a staunch supporter of Howard University where she raises funds for scholarships and other programs. Miriam recently “retired” as a Volunteer Adjudicator for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Board of Professional Responsibility Hearings Committee (the disciplinary arm of the DC Bar) after a six-year appointment.
Miriam is a graduate of Howard University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and also possesses a Certificate in Diversity Management/Training from Montgomery College.
About the International Franchise Association
The International Franchise Association is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. Celebrating over 50 years of excellence, education and advocacy, IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising. Through its media awareness campaign highlighting the theme, Franchising: Building Local Businesses, One Opportunity at a Time, IFA promotes the economic impact of the more than 825,000 franchise establishments, which support nearly 18 million jobs and $2.1 trillion of economic output for the U.S. economy. IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law and business development.