At the IFA’s annual convention, Leonard Swartz, a senior advisor for iFranchise Group and career franchise executive, was awarded this year’s William Rosenberg Distinguished Service Award.

Throughout the course of Swartz’s career of more than 47 years in franchising, he has done work or lived in more than 45 countries, including the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. He has been the president of six different firms and a senior executive at four more, including prominent franchisors such as Dunkin’ Donuts, Snelling & Snelling, ADECCO (Adia Services), Dunhill Personnel, Postal Instant Press (PIP Printing), Chicken Delight and a division of ITT.

During his tenure at Dunkin’ Donuts, Swartz worked closely with William Rosenberg, who founded the Dunkin’ Donuts concept in 1950, and who also co-founded the IFA in 1960.

Swartz, a Boston native and graduate of Northeastern University, has provided franchise consulting services to dozens of Fortune 2000 businesses, as well as to hundreds of smaller franchisors. He is a CPA and a Certified Franchise Executive, and is a noted authority on franchising, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Swartz has authored numerous articles on both international franchising and franchising in general. His specialty at the iFranchise Group, a Chicago-based franchise consulting firm, is in strategic planning and international development.

The William Rosenberg Distinguished Service Award was established by the IFA Foundation through a donation from the Rosenberg Family Foundation. The award, presented annually at the IFA Annual Convention, is granted to a single individual who has made significant contributions to franchise education, through research, teaching, fund raising, or other activities or service.  around the world.”

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