Social Responsibility Committee

The Social Responsibility Committee identifies and studies global social responsibility issues and trends that affect the U.S. apparel and footwear industry. AAFA disseminates that information to committee members who meet regularly to discuss these issues, develop and/or share best practices and, when necessary, develop the industry’s plan of action in response to specific issues.

Committee Leadership

Michelle Tarry, Chair
Vice President, Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability, American Eagle Outfitters Inc.

Laura Chapman Rubbo, Vice Chair
Vice President, Policy Strategy, The Walt Disney Company

Maria Hinchcliff, Steering Committee
Vice President of Raw Material Quality, Development, Sourcing and Sustainability, Wacoal America, Inc.

Ross Nova, Steering Committee
Head of Global Compliance, L. L. Bean

Randal H. Rankin, Steering Committee
Global Client Development Director, Eurofins | MTS

Avedis Seferian, Esq., Steering Committee
President and CEO, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production

Jennifer Thiebaud, Steering Committee
Senior Director, Partnerships and Client Relations, ARCHE Advisors

Laura Wittman, Steering Committee
Vice President, Responsible Leadership and Corporate Compliance, New Balance Athletics, Inc.

AAFA’s Social Responsibility Committee is extraordinarily responsive to members and provides valuable, time-critical information and support to advance their members’ social responsibility commitments.

--  Laura Chapman Rubbo, Social Responsibility Committee Vice Chair

Want to join this committee? Add it to your committee selections in your profile or email Membership at membership@aafaglobal.org.

Committee Membership

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Staff Liaison

Nate Herman, Senior Vice President, Policy

CSR Partnership with WRAP

Learn more about AAFA’s official Corporate Social Responsibility Partner, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), and access the tools and research reports we’ve developed in partnership to provide AAFA members with actionable guidance to move beyond compliance in their global supply chains.

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