The American Apparel & Footwear Association announced the transition of its Board of Directors, as well as the addition of 15 newly elected and re-elected Board members. The officer induction ceremony took place at the conclusion of the AAFA Executive Summit in Washington, D.C. The following were confirmed as AAFA's Board of Directors leadership for the 2018-2019 term: Chairman: Thomas Glaser, VP, VF Corporation & President – Global Supply Chain; Vice-Chairman: Gary Simmons, President and CEO, Gerber Childrenswear, LLC; Treasurer: Kurt Cavano, President, Infor GT Nexus Commerce Network; Secretary: Colin Browne, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Under Armour, Inc.
The following were elected and re-elected as members of the Board: Halide Alagoz, Ralph Lauren; Lisa Bate, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products; Robert Campbell, BBC International; Kurt Cavano, Infor GT Nexus Commerce Network; Ted Dagnese, Lululemon; Bill Ells, Vibram USA; Mike Fralix, Textile/Clothing Technology Corp.; Leslie Gallin, UBM/FN Platform; Katherine Gold, Goldbug; Sidney Howard, Coats, Todd Kahn, Tapestry; Steve Mostofsky, TTI Global Resources; David Miller, Minnetonka Moccasin Company, Inc.; Frank Sauceda, Luen Thai International; Timothy Scobie, Mason Companies, Inc.; Sarah Clarke of PVH Corp. was approved to fill a seat vacated by a colleague for the remainder of the 2017-2018 term.
Paula Zusi of Advent International Corporation who steps down as chairman post conclusion of her one-year term said, “Through the collective efforts of my fellow board members and the AAFA staff, we’ve made strides beyond what any of us could have imagined. As I pass on the gavel, I feel that I have positioned the association and my successor Tom Glaser to continue to provide exceptional support for our growing association membership in the year ahead.”
On his part, Tom Glaser, Chairman, American Apparel & Footwear Association said, “AAFA provides the industry with indispensable value as we pave the way to bring new product to market around the world. Having worked directly with the team at AAFA for many years, I can say that their advice and support has played a crucial advisory and advocacy role throughout my career. This is an exciting time of transition for our industry, and I am excited to lead this organisation for the year ahead.”