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AAFA Announces Board of Directors Leadership and Election Results for 2022-2023

Press Release

Today the American Apparel & Footwear Association announced the renewal of its Board of Directors leadership, and the addition of eight new, appointed, and re-elected Board members.

The following individuals were confirmed as AAFA’s Board of Directors leadership for the 2022-2023 term:

Sarah Clarke, PVH Corp. – Chair

Ted Dagnese, Lululemon – Vice Chair

Josue Solano, BBC International – Secretary

Katherine Gold, Goldbug – Treasurer

Colin Browne, Under Armour, Inc. – Past Chair

The following individuals were elected and re-elected to the Board of Directors:

Newly elected:

Sally Gilligan, Gap Inc.

Rick Horwitch, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services*

David Katz, Randa Apparel & Accessories

Tom Lorang, Target Corporation

Allison Murphy, TTI Global Resources*

Melissa Nelson, SanMar

Liz O'Neill, Levi Strauss & Co.

Lisa Williams, Patagonia, Inc



Cameron Bailey, VF Corporation

Thomas C. Chubb, III, Oxford Industries, Inc.

Abbey Doneger, The Doneger Group

Allan Ellinger, MMG Advisors

Edward A. Gribbin, Gribbin Strategic LLC

Edward M. Manburg, Byer California

Michael Mansh, Pennsylvania Apparel LLC

Luis Marquina, Intradeco Apparel, Inc

Bruce Munro, Munro & Company, Inc.

Joe Preston, New Balance Athletics, Inc.

James Schwartz, MGF Sourcing

Paula Zusi, Advent International Corporation

“I am honored to step into the role of Chair of this incredible Board of Directors,” shared Sarah Clarke, Chief Supply Chain Officer, PVH Corp. “This industry has proven its resilience time and time again. Through our combined leadership efforts, we hope to swiftly and significantly make advancements to AAFA’s 2022-2024 strategic plan. The pace of change is only continuing to accelerate and together we will find new solutions to new problems, become more agile so we can adapt, and continue to evolve to meet evermore complex global challenges.”

“Sarah Clarke’s track record of fostering diverse and strategic partnerships is vital and unparalleled as we continue to navigate global supply chain disruptions and enter a critical period of trade policy negotiations,” said Steve Lamar, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association. “Her laser focus on what it takes for supply chains to be competitive, sustainable, and responsible, combined with a unique global perspective, will be hugely beneficial.

"I extend a very special thank you to the full Board of Directors for their committed leadership and focus on industry advancement. We are also deeply indebted to Colin Browne of Under Armour, Inc. who assumes the role as past-chair following the conclusion of his unique two-year term, where he led the association and the industry forward during global COVID-19 shocks and resulting shipping crisis.”

This press release was issued by the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) March 11, 2022. AAFA is an associate member of SPESA.

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