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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Apr. 24, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: How Targus Gained Global Visibility with PLM

Prashant will talk about how PLM streamlined product development to improve visibility and decision making, reduced data errors and improved accuracy

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

4/24/2019 2:00:00 PM

Apr. 25, 2019 04:00 PM

Briefing: The Commitment & Your Social Compliance Program

Implementing the Commitment to Responsible Recruitment in your supply chain.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

4/25/2019 4:00:00 PM

Apr. 26, 2019 11:00 AM

AAFA/U.S. Government Conference Call on Ethiopia

AAFA/U.S. Government Conference Call on Ethiopia

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

4/26/2019 11:00:00 AM

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

4/30/2019 10:00:00 AM

Apr. 30, 2019 05:00 PM

2019 Global Supply Chain and Trade Conference

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

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Washington, DC

4/30/2019 5:00:00 PM

May 8, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Product Safety in 2019 and What You Need to Know

This webinar will be a product safety update with a focus on CPSC priorities, state product safety actions, and the work the AAFA is doing at the stat

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

5/8/2019 2:00:00 PM

May 14, 2019 06:00 PM

Government Contracts Committee Spring 2019 Meeting

Join AAFA in Virginia Beach, VA for the GCC Spring 2019 Meeting.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Virginia Beach, VA

5/14/2019 6:00:00 PM

May 15, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Build Online Presence For Customers Not Impostors

Brand reputation is under constant threat in the digital world, and domain management is the first line of defense to prevent abuse.

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

5/15/2019 2:00:00 PM

June 4, 2019 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee June Conference Call

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

6/4/2019 3:00:00 PM

June 6, 2019 09:00 AM

Product Safety & Compliance Seminar 2019 - NYC

This program supports the development of a comprehensive risk-based approach in order to achieve confidence in your compliance systems.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: New York, NY

6/6/2019 9:00:00 AM

June 11, 2019 02:00 PM

Brand Protection Council Quarterly Call June 2019

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

6/11/2019 2:00:00 PM

June 13, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Critical Programs & Sustainable Procurement

BSI will cover the ISO20400 standard and why it can help you in your Corporate Social Responsibility journey.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

6/13/2019 2:00:00 PM