Erica Fitzsimmons, Senior Director of Political Affairs and Grassroots Advocacy and Multi-Unit franchisee engagement
Erica Fitzsimmons is Director of Political Affairs and Grassroots Advocacy for the International Franchise Association. Erica is responsible for elevating FRANPac, IFA’s political action committee which supports pro-business, pro-franchising candidates at the federal level as well as the association’s grassroots advocacy program, FranchiseCongress, which creates relationships and serves as a bridge between IFA’s membership and Members of Congress on issues of importance to the franchise small business community.
Prior to joining IFA in January of 2012 Erica was a Senior Director at The Herald Group, a public affairs firm representing a variety of clients including trade associations, corporations and coalitions supporting pro-business initiatives in Washington. Previously, she held several positions with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Political Affairs division where she managed various aspects of the Chamber’s $20 million voter education, issue advocacy, get-out-the-vote and fundraising campaigns.
Erica received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from The University of Richmond and a master’s degree from the George Washington Graduate School of Political Management. She resides in Washington, D.C. You can contact Erica at email@example.com or 202-662-0760.