AAFA elects board members; UA’s Browne to remain chair

Posted March 8, 2021


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) announced the renewal of its Board of Directors leadership, and the addition of 13 new and re-elected board members. 


The following individuals were confirmed as AAFA’s Board of Directors leadership for the 2021-2022 term:

  • Chair: Colin Browne, chief operating officer, Under Armour, Inc.

  • Vice chair: Sarah Clarke, executive vice president, Supply North America, PVH Corp.

  • Secretary: Ted Dagnese, chief supply chain officer, Lululemon Athletica

  • Treasurer: Kurt Cavano, CEO, Nimbly


The following individuals were elected and re-elected to the Board of Directors:


Newly elected:

  • Deborah Weinswig, Coresight Research Inc.

  • Sid Howard, Amann Group



  • Halide Alagoz, Ralph Lauren Corporation

  • Lisa Bate, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products

  • Ted Dagnese, Lululemon Athletica

  • Bill Ells, Vibram USA

  • Mike Fralix, Textile/Clothing Technology Corporation 

  • Katherine Gold, Goldbug Inc.

  • Todd Kahn, Tapestry Inc.

  • David Miller, Minnetonka Moccasin Company, Inc.

  • Steve Mostofsky, TTI Global Resources

  • Josue Solano, BBC International 

  • Sunny Tan, Luen Thai

“The continuity, and truly time-tested, leadership of Colin Browne will be vital at this time of continued uncertainty across the retail and the global trading landscape,” said Steve Lamar, president and CEO of the AAFA. "We are proud to welcome two new board members and we remain grateful for the ongoing engagement and leadership by our full Board of Directors." 


“A year ago, we were certainly not predicting the same challenges and opportunities across Brand Protection, Trade, Supply Chain & Manufacturing that we encountered over the first year of my term,” Browne said. “During my extended term as chair, I will continue to steer the board and the association leadership through the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and our new realities as an industry that must design, source, and deliver products to the new consumer mindset and expectations."


Source: AAFA

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