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Stephen Caldeira

President & CEO of the International Franchise Association

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Stephen Caldeira Biography

Steve Caldeira is President & CEO of the International Franchise Association, the world’s oldest and largest organization representing the franchising industry.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., IFA works to protect, enhance and promote the U.S. franchise industry, which consists of 825,000 U.S. franchise businesses that create nearly 18 million jobs and $2.1 trillion of economic activity annually. IFA members include franchise companies operating across 300 business lines, including foodservice, hospitality, lodging, real estate, automotive, business and consumer services. IFA also represents individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in law, marketing and business development.

As President & CEO, Mr. Caldeira works with the IFA board to set the direction for the organization’s strategic priorities: government relations and public policy, including the association’s political action committee, media relations, public relations, professional development programs and research initiatives. He represents the association and acts as its primary spokesperson and liaison to government, news media, members, prospective members, business and professional organizations, educational institutions and the public, both domestically and internationally.

Mr. Caldeira has 30 years of government relations, political, communications, fundraising and professional development experience. Before joining IFA in June 2010, Mr. Caldeira served as the Executive Vice President of Global Communications & Chief Public Affairs Officer for Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., the $8 billion parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. In that capacity, Mr. Caldeira oversaw worldwide communications for all internal and external audiences including employees, franchisees and media, as well as government relations, corporate social responsibility, multicultural initiatives, community relations, industry relations and customer relations.

His corporate experience also includes serving as Vice President of Industry Relations for PepsiCo, Inc., where he was responsible for developing and sustaining PepsiCo’s presence and visibility across all business channels for the $65 billion parent corporation of Pepsi-Cola, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Quaker Foods. While at PepsiCo, Mr. Caldeira helped co-found The Elliot Leadership Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development and advancement of executives in the $632 billion foodservice industry, where he subsequently served as President & CEO.

Mr. Caldeira has also served as a Managing Director in the U.S. Public Affairs Practice for Burson-Marsteller in New York City where he developed and implemented communications and public policy strategies for several Fortune 100 Companies and not-for-profit associations.

His trade association experience includes serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation in Chicago, Illinois where he oversaw programs to develop, promote and provide educational and training solutions for the foodservice industry. Prior to the foundation, Mr. Caldeira served as Senior Vice President of Communications & Marketing for the National Restaurant Association in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Caldeira’s political and government affairs experience includes serving as political director to Ronald S. Lauder (R-NY)—former Ambassador to Austria, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and NATO Policy, and Chairman of Estee Lauder International—in his bid for Mayor of New York City in 1989. Earlier positions included Senior Manager of Political Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Northeast Region) and Political Director for former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato’s (R-NY) successful 1986 re-election campaign. Mr. Caldeira also served as a Legislative Assistant to former Congressman Greg Carman (R-NY) on Capitol Hill.

He has extensive fundraising experience, most recently chairing the tenth consecutive year of The Emeril Lagasse Golf Classic to benefit Johnson & Wales University, which has raised $4.5 million for the celebrity chef’s endowed scholarship fund. Mr. Caldeira also served as the Tournament Chairman for The Richard E. Marriott Save American Free Enterprise (SAFE) Invitational (2007-2010) that raised $1.5 million to benefit the National Restaurant Association’s legislative and regulatory initiatives.

Mr. Caldeira has served on numerous boards and advisory councils, including the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA), the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA), and the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF). He presently serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Association Committee of 100” and is also a member of the Chamber’s Public Affairs Committee; the Board of Directors of the U.S. Travel Association where he serves as a member of the TravelPAC Advisory Board, the Board of Directors for the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC); is the IFA Delegate to the World Franchise Council (WFC), where he is Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee; is a member of the 2013 Restaurant Leadership Conference Advisory Council; is a member of the Society of Fellows at the Culinary Institute of America; is a member of the National Committee of Advisors for the Leon & Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy at California State University—Monterey Bay; is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and is also on the Board of Directors of the HealthStore Foundation, the parent company of the CFWShops franchise system in Kenya.

Mr. Caldeira earned a BA in political science from Providence College and in 2007 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration & Foodservice Management from Johnson & Wales University, where he currently serves as a Member of the Corporation. Mr. Caldeira lives in Potomac, Maryland with his wife Jane and two children, Madeleine and Alexander.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Stephen Caldeira for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Stephen Caldeira for your next private or corporate function.
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Stephen Caldeira Biography

Steve Caldeira is President & CEO of the International Franchise Association, the world’s oldest and largest organization representing the franchising industry.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., IFA works to protect, enhance and promote the U.S. franchise industry, which consists of 825,000 U.S. franchise businesses that create nearly 18 million jobs and $2.1 trillion of economic activity annually. IFA members include franchise companies operating across 300 business lines, including foodservice, hospitality, lodging, real estate, automotive, business and consumer services. IFA also represents individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in law, marketing and business development.

As President & CEO, Mr. Caldeira works with the IFA board to set the direction for the organization’s strategic priorities: government relations and public policy, including the association’s political action committee, media relations, public relations, professional development programs and research initiatives. He represents the association and acts as its primary spokesperson and liaison to government, news media, members, prospective members, business and professional organizations, educational institutions and the public, both domestically and internationally.

Mr. Caldeira has 30 years of government relations, political, communications, fundraising and professional development experience. Before joining IFA in June 2010, Mr. Caldeira served as the Executive Vice President of Global Communications & Chief Public Affairs Officer for Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., the $8 billion parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. In that capacity, Mr. Caldeira oversaw worldwide communications for all internal and external audiences including employees, franchisees and media, as well as government relations, corporate social responsibility, multicultural initiatives, community relations, industry relations and customer relations.

His corporate experience also includes serving as Vice President of Industry Relations for PepsiCo, Inc., where he was responsible for developing and sustaining PepsiCo’s presence and visibility across all business channels for the $65 billion parent corporation of Pepsi-Cola, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Quaker Foods. While at PepsiCo, Mr. Caldeira helped co-found The Elliot Leadership Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development and advancement of executives in the $632 billion foodservice industry, where he subsequently served as President & CEO.

Mr. Caldeira has also served as a Managing Director in the U.S. Public Affairs Practice for Burson-Marsteller in New York City where he developed and implemented communications and public policy strategies for several Fortune 100 Companies and not-for-profit associations.

His trade association experience includes serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation in Chicago, Illinois where he oversaw programs to develop, promote and provide educational and training solutions for the foodservice industry. Prior to the foundation, Mr. Caldeira served as Senior Vice President of Communications & Marketing for the National Restaurant Association in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Caldeira’s political and government affairs experience includes serving as political director to Ronald S. Lauder (R-NY)—former Ambassador to Austria, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and NATO Policy, and Chairman of Estee Lauder International—in his bid for Mayor of New York City in 1989. Earlier positions included Senior Manager of Political Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Northeast Region) and Political Director for former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato’s (R-NY) successful 1986 re-election campaign. Mr. Caldeira also served as a Legislative Assistant to former Congressman Greg Carman (R-NY) on Capitol Hill.

He has extensive fundraising experience, most recently chairing the tenth consecutive year of The Emeril Lagasse Golf Classic to benefit Johnson & Wales University, which has raised $4.5 million for the celebrity chef’s endowed scholarship fund. Mr. Caldeira also served as the Tournament Chairman for The Richard E. Marriott Save American Free Enterprise (SAFE) Invitational (2007-2010) that raised $1.5 million to benefit the National Restaurant Association’s legislative and regulatory initiatives.

Mr. Caldeira has served on numerous boards and advisory councils, including the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA), the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA), and the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF). He presently serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Association Committee of 100” and is also a member of the Chamber’s Public Affairs Committee; the Board of Directors of the U.S. Travel Association where he serves as a member of the TravelPAC Advisory Board, the Board of Directors for the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC); is the IFA Delegate to the World Franchise Council (WFC), where he is Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee; is a member of the 2013 Restaurant Leadership Conference Advisory Council; is a member of the Society of Fellows at the Culinary Institute of America; is a member of the National Committee of Advisors for the Leon & Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy at California State University—Monterey Bay; is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and is also on the Board of Directors of the HealthStore Foundation, the parent company of the CFWShops franchise system in Kenya.

Mr. Caldeira earned a BA in political science from Providence College and in 2007 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration & Foodservice Management from Johnson & Wales University, where he currently serves as a Member of the Corporation. Mr. Caldeira lives in Potomac, Maryland with his wife Jane and two children, Madeleine and Alexander.

Stephen Caldeira Videos

  • IFA President & CEO Steve Caldeira Delivers State of the Association

FAQs on booking Stephen Caldeira

  • How to book Stephen Caldeira?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Stephen Caldeira for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Stephen Caldeira, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Stephen Caldeira or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Stephen Caldeira?

    Booking fees for Stephen Caldeira, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Stephen Caldeira, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Stephen Caldeira?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Stephen Caldeira for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Stephen Caldeira for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Stephen Caldeira or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Stephen Caldeira or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Stephen Caldeira is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Stephen Caldeira for your event is available upon request. Stephen Caldeira generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Gillian White, Reuben Canada, Harry G. Broadman, Leslie Dodson and Jesse Norman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Stephen Caldeira for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • IFA President & CEO Steve Caldeira Delivers State of the Association

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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