IFA names new public policy director

IFA names new public policy director

Charles J. Melancon, former congressman, Baskin Robbins franchisee joins association

The International Franchise Association has appointed former U.S. congressman Charles J. Melancon senior vice president of government relations and public policy.

Melancon, who represented Louisiana’s third congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2005 through 2010, served as one of the three co-chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of fiscally conservative Democrats. During his tenure in Congress, he voted against health care reform and cap-and-trade,

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