Ok I am done and done. It's tough enough to see all the ass kissing, back slapping (and stabbing) at IFA events. When you have been in the IFA for as long as I have--1989--you have seen many people come and go.
One who should never go is Debbie Moss--the VP who is responsible for all of the major events you have known and loved, including these impossible to coordinate conventions. She and her staff (who love her and are loyal to her) have done remarkable jobs on a variety of conferences. In fact when I first joined the IFA they were in the RED. Debbie Moss brought them into the black.
Was she ever fairly treated? I don't think so. She had the respect though of 90% of the people around her and certainly of the franchisors, franchisees and suppliers who knew how much she juggled daily.
That's why it's so appalling that her dismissal was handled in such an unscrupulous way. An announcement will be coming I am sure that this was her decision. No she couldn't be making such decisions because she was hospitalized for three weeks in March due to dehydration and exhaustion no doubt from handling the convention in that heinous New Orleans venue.
Word is Steve Caldeira told her "we are going in another direction"--the polite way to give someone the ax. That direction is SOUTH.