Sonja Chapman

Associate Professor and Associate Chair | Home Products Development

Education

BA, Baruch College, City University of New York
MS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
License for US Custom House Broker

Biography

Sonja Chapman is a licensed customhouse broker with over 25 years experience managing international transportation logistics and customs compliance for apparel companies. Chapman has taught at FIT for more than a decade. She teaches courses in international logistics and import/export regulations. In addition, she has coordinated trade show seminars for the ITM department and has been a regular guest speaker at FIT's Executive Education Program. Chapman participates in FIT's international teaching partnerships, teaching at the Bangkok International Fashion Academy and conducting seminars for visiting students from Moscow State University.

Chapman is currently employed as Director of International Traffic and Customs Compliance for the Golden Touch Group, a collection of independent apparel companies. She previously served for 14 years as Director of Logistics and Customs
Compliance for Baby Togs, Inc., a large U.S. children's apparel manufacturer.

In 2004, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture appointed Chapman to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cotton Board and she is currently in her fourth term of service. She is also on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel (USA-ITA), where she serves on their Customs Committee.

Chapman is the President of the Boonton Board of Education and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Boonton Holmes Public Library.