American Apparel and Footwear Association

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AAFA is a powerful source of intelligence and catalyst for change in addressing the external forces that are important to the U.S. apparel and footwear industry.

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legislative action

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Board of Directors



Rob DeMartini*

President and CEO
New Balance Athletics, Inc.


Paula Zusi*

Global Operating Advisor - Retail Supply Chain
Advent International Corporation
Vice Chairman


Thomas Glaser*

Vice President of VF and President, Global Supply Chain
VF Corporation


Gary Simmons*

President and Chief
Executive Officer
Gerber Childrenswear, LLC

Board of Directors

Lisa Bate
Chief Executive, Americas
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services

Laura J. Bernstein
Director of Production
Rashti & Rashti

Mike Binnie
President, Dickies North America
Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company

Mala Brindisi
Chief Operating Officer
Spanx, Inc.

Mark Burstein
President of Sales, Marketing, and Research and Development
New Generation Computing, Inc.

Robert B. Campbell
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
BBC International

Kurt Cavano*
Founder, Vice Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer
GT Nexus

Marshal Cohen
Chief Industry Analyst
The NPD Group, Inc.

Alan Colman

Jeff Crisco
Vice President
AEC Narrow Fabrics

Thomas Chubb*
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Oxford Industries

Richard Darling
Executive Director, Government and Public Affairs
Li & Fung LTD

Killick Datta
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Global Brand Partners Pte Ltd

Kellie Davies Brown
Senior Director, Target Sourcing Services

Abbey Doneger*
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Doneger Group

David P. Edelman
Chief Financial Officer
Kenneth Cole Productions

Allan Ellinger
Senior Managing Partner
MMG Advisors

Bill Ells
Vice President Component Sales
Vibram USA

Mike Faircloth*
President, Chief Supply Chain Officer
Hanesbrands, Inc.

George Feldenkreis
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Perry Ellis International

Michael T. Fralix, Ph.D
President and Chief Executive Officer
Textile/Clothing Technology Corporation

Leslie Gallin
President - Footwear Advanstar


Al Gervais
Chief Operations Officer
Marc Fisher Footwear

Mark Gitomer
Production Department

Katherine Gold*
Gold Bug

Paul Grangaard
President and Chief Executive Officer
Allen Edmonds Shoe Corporation

Edward Gribbin
Alvanon, Inc.

Jim Hardy
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Under Armour, Inc.

Jeff Howard
Chief Financial Officer
Camuto Group

Sidney D. Howard
Vice President Apparel
Coats North America

Karen Kyllo, Ph.D
Deputy Vice President, Global Softlines
SGS Consumer Testing Services

Bernard Leifer

Ed Manburg
Senior Vice President
Byer of California

Michael Mansh
Pennsylvania Apparel LLC

William McRaith
Chief Supply Chain Officer
PVH Corp

David J. Miller
Chief Executive Officer
Minnetonka Moccasin Company, Inc.

Les Miller
Chief Operating Officer
American & Efird, LLC

Steve Mostofsky*
President and Chief Executive Officer
TTI Global Resources

Bruce Munro
Chief Executive Officer
Munro & Company, Inc.

Robert Rothbaum
President and Chief Executive Officer
Val D'or Apparel, Inc.

Timothy Scobie
General Counsel and Vice President
Mason Companies, Inc.

Harold L. Stone Jr.
Senior Vice President Corporate Marketing
Renfro Corporation

James Schwartz
President and Chief Executive Officer
MGF Sourcing

Kevin Toomey
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kayser-Roth Corporation


+ Denotes Past AAFA Chairperson
* Denotes Executive Committee Member