Lynette James

Board Member

Lynette James is Senior Director of Sponsorships and Exhibits for the International Franchise Association (IFA). In this role, she oversees sponsorship sales for all IFA programs, including budget management, solicitations & renewals, confirmation, onsite implementation, branding, and payments; she also handles exhibit booth sales and manages the trade show held in conjunction with the IFA Annual Convention. Her responsibilities include developing the floor plan, assigning booth space, liaising with exhibitors, and managing show vendors, in addition to handling exhibitor mobile apps and print recognition.

Prior to joining IFA in November 2006, Lynette was an outside sales account executive with several well-known organizations, including Grainger Industrial Supply, the Los Angeles Business Journal, Black Enterprise Magazine, and Clear Channel Communications.

Lynette received a bachelor of arts degree in Communications from Howard University. She resides in Washington, DC with her husband, Steve, and their two sons, Steven and Logan. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Women Solve, where she continues her commitment to community service and empowerment.