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Advisory Board

The Textile Development and Marketing advisory board is composed of top industry professionals, ensuring a curriculum that is reflective of the most current industry practices and bridging the gap between the classroom and the working world. 
 
Karen Allen
Karen Allen Fiber Arts
Monterey, MA
Anne Martin
Marcom Communications, Inc.
Greenville, SC
Michael Bart
TMPG – Media & Promotion
White Plains, NY
Mark Messura
Cotton Incorporated
Cary, NC
Zineb Benkiraine
IFC/World Bank
Morocco
Susan S. Miller 
Miller Marketing Consulting 
New York, NY
Mark Brutten
Nano-Tex
Emeryville, California
Fran Miskin
Polo Ralph Lauren
New York, NY
Mani Chinnaswamy
Appachi Cotton
Tamil Nadu, India
Ida Moran
Li and Fung
New York, NY
Andrea Costa
New York e-Health Collaborative
New York, NY
Robert Nahas
24 Seven
New York, NY
Lois Craig
Copen Fabrics
New York, NY
Tom O’Connor
Springs Industries
Fort Mill, SC
Ms. Daryl Davis
Town & Country
New York, NY
Andrew M. Olah
Olah Inc.
New York, NY
Jack Eger
Victor Group
Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada
Stacy Pak
Barclays Capital
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phyllis Fein
Westchester Community College
New York
Crystal Panchano
Gap Inc.
New York, NY
Stacy Flynn
Sustainable Solutions Group,LLC
Seattle, WA
Kai Yun Pekarsky
Levi North America
San Francisco, CA
Carl Fortin
Clariant Corporation
Charlotte, NC
Kristi Ragan
Development Alternatives, Inc.
Bethesda, MD
Jenny Fong
Design and Patternmaking
New York, NY
Christian Schindler
International Textile Manufacturing Federation
Zurich, Switzerland
Richard Garrett
Independent Consultant
New Jersey
Shazia Shah
WestPoint Home Inc.
New York, NY
Dr. Sebahattin Gazanfer
Aegean Textiles and Raw Materials Exporters Assn.
Izmir, Turkey
Eric Stambler
PRI Project Development LLC
New York, NY
Salvatore Giardina
Fortuna Trading LLC
Easton, CT
Christine Standal
Coach
New York, NY
Nancy Golden
Wellspun USA, Inc.
New York, NY
Betsy Stillman
International Trade Specialist (USTR)
Washington DC
Josh Green
Panjiva
New York, NY
Allen Terhaar
Cotton Council International
Washington, D.C.
Hany El Habibi
Sahara Group/Werner International
Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
Terry Townsend
International Cotton Advisory Committee
Washington, DC
Beth Hofer
Stoll America
New York, NY
K .Pichai Uttamapinant
United Textile Mills Co., Ltd
Nakornpathom, Thailand
Amanda Ibrahim
Google
New York, NY
Tom Ward
Maidenform, Inc.
Bayonne, New Jersey
Grace Lee
Polo Ralph Lauren
New York, NY
Nancy Zhang
OTTE New York
New York, NY
Amy Leonard Emery
Levi North America
San Francisco, California
Teresa Zugay
Cotton Incorporated
New York, New York
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