Coalition of Franchisee Associations Elects New Officers

Coalition of Franchisee Associations Elects New Officers

“I am excited to take on the role of chairman of the CFA,” Motta said. “I want to thank Keith Miller for all he has done for the last four years. Keith has brought CFA to a new level, and it’s now my job to continue the growth of the CFA,” Motta said.

Motta has been an awarded franchisee owner for 37 years with Dunkin’ Brands and currently owns 28 Dunkin’ Donuts franchises in New Hampshire and Virginia. He has served on the CFA Board of Directors since 2012. Hutchinson is a 7-Eleven franchise owner in south Florida. He has served on the Board of Directors for CFA since 2015 and also holds a position on the 7-Eleven Florida Franchise Owners Association (SEFFOA).

Schmidt-Kirman operates Kumon learning center locations and represents the International Association of Kumon Franchisees (IAKF) with the CFA. She has served as CFA secretary since 2016.

Williams was named CEO of Elevanta and National Franchisee Association (NFA) in 2017 and has been instrumental in developing franchisee associations and national programs for franchisees. Williams also serves as executive director for Franchise Business Services Inc. (FBS).

“Franchisees continue to face regulations and pressures from our government officials, and I will commit to work with our board and our members to make progress toward better outcomes for our franchisees,” Motta said.

About the Coalition of Franchisee Associations

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations, representing more than 41,000 franchisees who own over 86,000 businesses, which employ over 1.4 million individuals, is the largest franchisee-only association in the country. Its members make up the largest and most reputable independent franchisee associations with a mission “to leverage the collective strengths of franchisee associations for the benefit of the franchisee community.” The CFA — with headquarters in Washington, D.C. — is committed to providing vital support and assistance to the franchisee community at large. To learn more about the organization, please visit