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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.

2015 Members
Karen Allen
Karen Allen Fiber Arts
Monterey, MA
Elke Hortmeyer
Bremen Cotton Exchange
Bremen, Germany
Robert Antoshak
Olah, Inc.
Franklyn, TN
Rick Horwitch
Bureau Veritas
Taunton, MA 
Zineb Benkiraine
IFC/World Bank
Amanda Ibrahim
Google, Inc.
New York, NY
Tricia Carey
Lenzing Fibers Inc.
New York, NY
Grace Lee
New York, NY
Mani Chinnaswamy
Appachi Cotton
Tamil Nadu, India
Amy Leonard Emery
Banana Republic
San Francisco, California
Andrea Costa
Branding Consultant
Dix Hills, NY
Mark Messura
Cotton Incorporated
Cary, NC
Lois Craig 
Komer Brands
New York, NY
Buxton Midyette
New York, NY
Matt Durney
Nexgen Packaging
New York, NY
Susan S. Miller 
JSM Strategy Advisors 
New York, NY
Jack Eger
Crypton Fabric
New York
Ida Moran
Trident Group
New York, NY
Phyllis Fein
Westchester Community College
New York
Tom O'Connor
Springs Industries
Fort Mill, SC
Stacy Flynn
Sustainable Solutions Group,LLC
Seattle, WA
Andrew M. Olah
Olah Inc.
New York, NY
Bridget Foley
Portland, OR
Crystal Panchano
Gap Inc.
New York, NY
Jenny Fong
Banana Republic
New York, NY
Kai Yun Pekarsky
Levi North America
San Francisco, CA
Carl Fortin
Charlotte, NC
Christian Schindler
International Textile Manufacturing Federation
Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Sebahattin Gazanfer
Aegean Textiles and Raw Materials Exporters Assn.
Izmir, Turkey
Archita Shah
Ralph Lauren
New York, NY
Salvatore Giardina
Design Director, PB Aristo Inc. (Division of Natsun) 
New York, NY
Shazia Shah
WestPoint Home Inc.
New York, NY
Nancy Golden
Wellspun USA, Inc.
New York, NY
Ryan Stanley
Under Armour
Baltimore, MD
Josh Green
New York, NY
Joe Walkuski
TEXbase, Inc.
Bozeman, MT
Hany El Habibi
Sahara Group/Werner International
Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
Nancy Zhang
OTTE New York
New York, NY
Jean Hegadus
New York, NY
Teresa Zugay
Cotton Incorporated
New York, New York
Beth Hofer
Stoll America
New York, NY

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