AAFA Announces Board of Directors Leadership and Election Results for 2023-2024 

March 3, 2023 | WASHINGTON, D.C.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association announced the renewal of its Board of Directors leadership, and the addition of 16 new and re-elected Board members.  

The following individuals were confirmed as AAFA’s Board of Directors leadership for the 2023-2024 term:

Ted Dagnese, lululemon athletica – Chair  
Josue Solano, BBC International – Vice Chair  
Halide Alagoz, Ralph Lauren Corporation – Secretary
Katherine Gold, Goldbug – Treasurer

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

Newly elected:
Danilo Amoretty, Carhartt, Inc.
Lydia Ke, Luen Thai USA
David Savman, PVH Corp. 

Chris Alt American & Efird LLC
Colin Browne, Under Armour, Inc
Kurt Cavano, Nimbly
Killick Datta, Global Brand Partners Inc.
Mike Faircloth, Hanesbrands, Inc.
Oscar Feldenkreis, Perry Ellis International, Inc.
Mark Gitomer, Production Department
Stan Jewell, Renfro Brands
Jason Kra, Li & Fung Ltd
Alan Luchette, Marc Fisher Footwear
Rocky Price, Fruit of the Loom
Chris Volpe, United Legwear & Apparel Co.
Karen Smith, Carters

The new AAFA Board of Directors also includes Todd Soller, Head of Global Supply Chain at Patagonia, Inc. who was appointed on March 1.

“I am honored to step into the role of Chair of the Board of Directors at a time of ever-greater transparency, accountability, and inspiring industry leadership,” shared Ted Dagnese, Chief Supply Chain Officer, lululemon athletica.

“I am incredibly grateful for the leadership of this group, as we align and act in the spirit of sustainable and responsible growth. Ted's experience and breadth of knowledge across AAFA's core pillars will be a phenomenal asset,” said Steve Lamar, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association

"Thank you to Sarah Clarke for her leadership over the past term, and the full Board of Directors for their committed leadership and focus on industry advancement."

As the 2023 AAFA Executive Summit concluded on March 2, attendees gave Tom Glaser a standing ovation as he accepted his Lifetime Achievement Award following multiple decades in the industry including key roles with PVH Corporation, VF Corp., and most recently Tapestry. His contributions are immeasurable and include efforts to foster lasting improvements in worker and building safety, mentoring supply chain professionals, and leading AAFA through transitional times.