EXPERIENCE

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Alpaca United ~ North America
  • Apparel Industry Hall of Fame
  • Booz Allen Hamilton ~ USA
  • Cardno ~ Australia
  • Conservation Cotton Initiative ~ Uganda, East Africa
  • Coteminas ~ Brazil
  • Cotton Incorporated ~ New York, New York
  • Edun Apparel ~ Dublin, Ireland
  • International Textile Marketing Association 2011 ~ Barcelona, Spain
  • Invisible Children ~ San Diego, California
  • Kaltex Fibers ~ Mexico
  • Kaltex Home ~ Mexico
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art – Business Council ~ New York, New York
  • Nathan & Associates ~ Washington, DC
  • Ogilvy & Mather ~ New York, New York
  • Santista Textil ~ Brazil
  • Springmaid ~ Fort Mill, South Carolina
  • Springs Global ~ USA, Mexico, South America, Euro-Asia
  • Turkish Clothing Manufacturing Association ~ Istanbul, Turkey
  • USAID ~ Washington, DC
  • Wamsutta ~ Fort Mill, South Carolina
  • Wildlife Conservation Society ~ New York, New York
  • Woolmark ~ Sydney, Australia
  • Wools of New Zealand ~ Global
  • WPP ~ Global

SPEAKING EXPERIENCE:

  • 81st International Wool Textile Organization Congress (IWTO) ~ New York, New York
  • American Textile Manufacturers Institute ~ Washington, DC
  • Brazilian Cotton Federation ~ Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Columbia University School of Business BBSA Forum ~ New York, New York
  • Cornell University School of Business ~ Cornell, New York
  • Fashion Institute of Technology ~ New York, New York
  • International Coir Council ~ Columbo, Sri Lanka
  • International Cotton Advisory Committee ~ Lima, Peru
  • International Textile Manufacturers Federation ~ Cape Town, South Africa
  • National Textile Association ~ Kennebunk, Maine
  • New Zealand Wool Board ~ Christ Church, New Zealand
  • North American Alpaca Fiber Events
  • Pakistan Cotton Council ~ Lahore, Pakistan
  • Salisbury State University ~ Frank Perdue School of Business ~ Salisbury, Maryland
  • Social Media Week 2012 ~ New York, New York
  • World Economic Forum (Textile Section) ~ Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
  • World Silk Council ~ Bangkok, Thailand
  • Young Presidents Organization ~ Washington, DC

CURRENT SPEAKING TOPICS:

  • Small business marketing on Social Media
  • Social Media and its impact on textile fiber marketing and cultures worldwide
  • Natural fibers in a synthetic world
  • International Textile Merchandising
  • The competitive role of natural fibers in today’s world market
  • Commodity fiber branding and positioning
  • Ingredient product marketing (Example: “Intel Inside” – does it make a difference?)
  • Does supply chase demand, or the other way around?  Is this a conundrum for fiber?
  • Should all Alpaca producing countries coalesce around a common marketing theme?
  • Email and Social Media ~ New Rules of Engagement
  • Retail in the US ~ Past, Present, Future (Bricks to Clicks)
  • Sustainable Initiatives: State of the Fashion Industry
  • Marketing and Branding on Natural Fiber Textiles

 

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