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Elections 2020 – The Prognosis & What’s at Stake

Join AAFA and political experts Chris Sullivan and Claude Fontheim for a discussion on who could win on November 3, and it could change the landscape for the apparel and footwear industry.
Audience: Member-only webinars are crafted and presented by AAFA to address member needs and provide exclusive insights around industry developments. AAFA member-only webinars are closed-press.


Join AAFA and political experts Chris Sullivan and Claude Fontheim for a discussion on who could win on November 3, and how those winners could change the trade and supply chain landscape for the apparel and footwear industry.

Attendees of this webinar will learn:
  • What the experts are saying about the election.
  • How the election results could impact you and your company.


Industry Speakers:

Claude Fontheim
Fontheim International, LLC

Claude Fontheim is the CEO of Fontheim International, LLC, and Chairman of civil society organizations GlobalWorks Foundation and GoodWeave International. He has decades of experience advising global companies, civil society organizations and government officials regarding ESG and global public policy.

Mr. Fontheim was among the first practitioners in the fields of corporate social responsibility and related governance issues. Mr. Fontheim has long advised global businesses, civil society organizations, government officials, and Presidential and congressional campaigns regarding international trade, global development and foreign policy matters.Mr. Fontheim served previously on the President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations, as well as advisory committees to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Department of State. He was also a partner in a global law firm.

Mr. Fontheim received his J.D., M.P.P., and B.A. from the University of Michigan where he graduated with High Honors, High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, and was Managing Editor of Michigan’s international law publication.

Chris Sullivan
Kyle House Group

Chris Sullivan joined the Kyle House Group in January 2015 and brings over a decade of experience in government and the private sector advising policymakers, corporate clients, non-profit organizations and trade associations on international trade, national security and global development issues. Chris developed expertise on a wide range of trade initiatives including preference programs such as the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) as well as the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), trade facilitation, and capacity building.  Throughout his work on the Senate Finance Committee, Chris focused on advancing policies that would benefit small and medium businesses and reduce barriers to trade and investment. Chris also served as Senator Isakson’s homeland security, national security and military Legislative Assistant, advising on a number of initiatives important to our national defense.

Chris received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Georgia and his master's degree in government with a security studies concentration from Johns Hopkins University. Chris is a native of Marietta, Georgia, and currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife, Taylor, and their son.

AAFA Speakers:

Steve Lamar
President & CEO

Nate Herman
Senior Vice President, Policy

Beth Hughes
Vice President, Trade and Customs Policy

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