The American Apparel & Footwear Association announces the transition of its board of directors leadership, as well as the additi
The American Apparel & Footwear Association announces the transition of its board of directors leadership, as well as the addition of 16 new and re-elected board members.

AAFA Announces New Board of Directors Leadership


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) announces the transition of its board of directors leadership, as well as the addition of 16 new and re-elected board members. The Officer induction took place at the end of the 2019 AAFA Executive Summit.
 
The following is AAFA’s leadership for the 2019–2020 term:

Chairman: Gary Simmons, director, Intradeco Apparel, Inc.
Vice-Chairman: Colin Browne, chief supply chain officer, Under Armour, Inc.
Secretary: Sarah Clarke, executive vice president, PVH Supply, PVH Corp.
Treasurer: Kurt Cavano, technology and supply chain evangelist, Infor
Past Chairman: Thomas Glaser, vice president, VF Corporation and president of global supply chain

In addition, the following individuals are the 2019–2020 board of directors:

Mala Brindisi, Spanx, Inc.
Thomas Chubb, Oxford Industries, Inc.
Richard Darling, Global Brands Group
Kellie Davies Brown, Target Corporation
Abbey Doneger, The Doneger Group
Allan Ellinger, MMG Advisors
Doug Freeman, Patagonia*
Thomas Glaser, VF Corporation
Edward Gribbin, Alvanon, Inc.
Ed Manburg, Byer California
Michael Mansh, Pennsylvania Apparel LLC
Bruce Munro, Munro & Company, Inc.
Joe Preston, New Balance Athletics, Inc.*
James Schwartz, MGF Sourcing
Gary Simmons, Intradeco Apparel, Inc
Paula Zusi, Advent International Corporation

Note: An asterisk (*) indicates newly elected board members.
 
Chris Alt of American & Efird was approved to fill a seat vacated by Les Miller’s retirement for the remainder of the 2019–2020 term.

Thomas Glaser of VF Corporation steps down as chairman following the conclusion of his one-year term. He says, “The American Apparel & Footwear Association has provided great value throughout my time working with them, and it was great working with the team to move the association forward and plan for the future. I feel that I am passing on the leadership at a time of great strength for the association, and am excited to see its continued growth under Gary Simmons.” 
 
Simmons says, “The apparel and footwear industry finds itself in a time of great transition, and having a strong collective voice in Washington and around the world is as important now as it has ever been. I am excited to take over the role of chairman, and look forward to a progress-filled year ahead.” 
 
For more information, visit http://www.aafaglobal.org