Government Relations Committee

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.

"In the current times of rapidly evolving trade policy, the Government Relations Committee is a vital link to meetings with key agencies and staffers in Washington to stay on top of key trade issues impacting our supply chains. We also work to express the voice of the AAFA to members of Congress and the Administration during scheduled lobby days and through the tireless 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."

-- Bryan Wolfe, Vice President, International Trade, ANN INC./Ascena Retail Group
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 Membership

View Committee Roster

Staff Liaison

Steve Lamar

Related Events

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Feb. 26, 2019 02:00 PM

Brand Protection Council Quarterly Call February 2019

Review the issues of the day and discuss BPC plans over the coming months.

Members Only

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TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

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LOCATION: Online

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Mar. 13, 2019 08:00 AM

Board of Directors Meeting and Capitol Hill Visit

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TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: National Harbor, MD

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Mar. 13, 2019 01:00 PM

Executive Summit 2019

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Government Relations Committee March Conference Call

Review the issues of the day and discuss Committee plans over the coming months.

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Members Only

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Apr. 15, 2019 06:00 PM

American Image Awards 2019

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TYPE: In-Person Event

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Apr. 30, 2019 10:00 AM

AAFA Government Relations Spring Committee Meeting

On April 30, we will meet to discuss pending trade and regulatory matters critical for the apparel and footwear industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Washington, DC

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Industry experts will share how to leverage technology and carry your supply chain into the future.

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Government Contracts Committee Spring 2019 Meeting

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TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Virginia Beach, VA

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