American Apparel and Footwear Association

we wear our mission

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.

in the spotlight

Join us on April 7-9 in Washington, D.C., for the 12th Annual AAFA International Sourcing, Customs & Logistics Integration Conference > 

legislative action

The Affordable Footwear Act is a common sense duty reduction on low-cost and children's footwear. Learn more about stomping out the shoe tax >

Board of Directors


Rick Helfenbein*
President, TellaS Ltd
Luen Thai USA

Rob DeMartini*
President and CEO
New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
Vice Chairman

Paula Zusi*
Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer
Ann Inc.

Thomas Glaser*
Vice President of VF and President, Global Supply Chain
VF Corporation

Board of Directors

Aaron M. Albert
Harodite Industries, Inc.

Laura J. Bernstein
President, Candlesticks Division
Rashti & Rashti

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

Oliver Butler
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services

Kurt Cavano
Vice Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer
GT Nexus

Thomas C. Chubb, III
Chief Executive Officer and President
Oxford Industries, Inc.

Marshal Cohen
Chief Industry Analyst
The NPD Group, Inc.

Alan Colman

Jeff Crisco
Vice President
AEC Narrow Fabrics

Ira M. Dansky*
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
The Jones Group, Inc.

Richard Darling+*
Executive Director, Li & Fung Trading
Li & Fung USA

Killick Datta
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
IInternational Brand Partners Pvt. Ltd.

Christopher DiNardo*
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Kate Spade & Company

Kevin M. Donahue*
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Quabaug Corp.

Abbey Doneger*
The Doneger Group

David P. Edelman
Chief Financial Officer
Kenneth Cole Productions

Allan Ellinger
Senior Managing Partner
Marketing Management Group, Inc.

Bill Ells
Vice President Component Sales
Vibram USA

Gerald Evans Jr.*
Chief Operating Officer
Hanesbrands, Inc.

George Feldenkreis*
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Perry Ellis International

Joel Feldman
President, Operations
Byer California

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

Al Gervais
Chief Operations Officer
Marc Fisher Footwear

Mark Gitomer*
Production Department

Katherine Gold*
Gold Bug

Edward Gribbin
Alvanon, Inc.

Jim Hardy
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Under Armour, Inc.

Sidney D. Howard
Vice President Apparel
Coats North America

Fred A. Jackson
Chief Executive Officer
American & Efird, LLC

Charles E. Komar*
President and Chief Executive Officer
Komar Company

Bernard Leifer*
President and Chief Executive Officer

Tim Lyons
Haggar Clothing Co.

Michael Mansh
Pennsylvania Apparel LLC

Tim Mantel
President - Target Sourcing Services

William McRaith
Chief Supply Chain Officer
PVH Corp

Steve Mostofsky
President and Chief Executive Officer
TTI Global Resources

Bruce Munro*
Chief Executive Officer
Munro & Company, Inc.

Byron Norfleet
President and Chief Operating Officer
Jockey International, Inc.

Jack Ouellette
Chief Executive Officer
American Textile Company

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

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

David Sharp
Chief Executive Officer
Rocky Brands

Gary Simmons
President and Chief Executive Officer
Gerber Childrenswear, LLC

Lynn Shanahan
Chief Executive Officer
Kellwood Company

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

Kevin Toomey
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kayser-Roth Corporation

Mark Weber
Chief Executive Officer, LVMH Inc. and
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Donna Karan Int'l.

Philip C. Williamson*+
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company



+ Denotes Past AAFA Chairperson
* Denotes Executive Committee Member