American Apparel and Footwear Association

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The Government Relations Committee drives AAFA's advocacy agenda by providing expertise on the key issues being discussed in Washington.

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Government Relations Committee


Committee Mission

The Government Relations Committee serves as the principal “eyes and ears” for AAFA on trade and other legislative and regulatory matters at national and international levels. It directs lobbying and advocacy responses for matters affecting the U.S. apparel and footwear industry. It advises the Board and Executive Committee on policy positions. A confidentiality agreement is required for participation on the committee.

"The government relations committee meets with key agencies and staffers in Washington to stay on top of key trade issues. We also work to express the voice of the AAFA to members of Congress and the administration during scheduled lobby days and through the activities of the AAFA staff. If staying on top of legislative issues is important to you and your company, I encourage you to participate in the GR Committee."

-- Jerry Cook, Vice President, Government and Trade Relations, Hanesbrands
Former Committee Chairman

Committee Leadership

Bryan Wolfe, Chair
Vice President of International Trade, Ann Inc.

Stephanie Lester, Vice Chair
Senior Director, Government Affairs, Gap, Inc.

Committee Members

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Resources and Presentations

View Committee Resource Page

Staff Liaison

Steve Lamar