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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.

2016 - 2017 Members 

Karen Allen
Karen Allen Fiber Arts
Monterey, MA
Rick Horwitch
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services
Taunton, MA 
Robert Antoshak
Olah, Inc.
Franklyn, TN
Amanda Ibrahim
Google, Inc.
New York, NY
Zineb Benkiraine
IFC/World Bank
Morocco
Grace Lee
Coach
New York, NY
Tricia Carey
Lenzing Fibers Inc.
New York, NY
Veronique M. Lee
Modavanti
Brooklyn, NY
Mani Chinnaswamy
Appachi Cotton
Tamil Nadu, India
Amy Leonard Emery
Stitch Fix
San Francisco, CA
Andrea Costa
Branding Consultant
Dix Hills, NY
Whitney Dyan Mattson
Apple
Cupertino, CA
Lois Craig 
Komer Brands
New York, NY
Mark Messura
Cotton Incorporated
Cary, NC
Amanda DePolo Kelly
Lily Pulitzer
Lansdale, PA
Buxton Midyette
Supima
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
Nike
Portland, OR
Crystal Panchano
Gap Inc.
New York, NY
Jenny Fong
Banana Republic
New York, NY
Kai Yun Pekarsky
Levi
New York, NY
Carl Fortin
Achroma US Inc.
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
Dayang Alliance, LLC 
New York, NY
Shazia Shah
WestPoint Home 
New York, NY
Nancy Golden
Wellspun USA, Inc.
New York, NY
Ryan Stanley
Under Armour
Baltimore, MD
Josh Green
Panjiva
New York, NY
Joe Walkuski
TEXbase, Inc.
Bozeman, MT
Hany El Habibi
Sahara Group 
Cairo, Egypt
Nancy Zhang
OTTE New York
New York, NY
Jean Hegadus
Invista
New York, NY
Teresa Zugay
Cotton Incorporated
New York, New York
Elke Hortmeyer
Bremer Baumwollborse
Bremen, Germany
 
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