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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. 
Karen Allen
Karen Allen Fiber Arts
Monterey, MA
Mark Messura
Cotton Incorporated
Cary, NC
Zineb Benkiraine
IFC/World Bank
Buxton Midyette
New York, NY
Mark Brutten
Emeryville, California
Susan S. Miller 
JSM Strategy Advisors 
New York, NY
Tricia Carey
Lenzing Fibers Inc.
New York, NY
Ida Moran
Homestead International Group Ltd.
New York, NY
Mani Chinnaswamy
Appachi Cotton
Tamil Nadu, India
Tom O'Connor
Springs Industries
Fort Mill, SC
Andrea Costa
Branding Consultant
Dix Hills, NY
Andrew M. Olah
Olah Inc.
New York, NY
Lois Craig 
Komer Brands
New York, NY
Crystal Panchano
Gap Inc.
New York, NY
Jack Eger
Crypton Fabric
New York
Zbignlew Roskwitalski
Gdynia Cotton Association
Gdynia, Poland
Phyllis Fein
Westchester Community College
New York
Kai Yun Pekarsky
Levi North America
San Francisco, CA
Stacy Flynn
Sustainable Solutions Group,LLC
Seattle, WA
Christian Schindler
International Textile Manufacturing Federation
Zurich, Switzerland
Carl Fortin
Charlotte, NC
Shazia Shah
WestPoint Home Inc.
New York, NY
Jenny Fong
Banana Republic
New York, NY
Ryan Stanley
North Carolina
Dr. Sebahattin Gazanfer
Aegean Textiles and Raw Materials Exporters Assn.
Izmir, Turkey
Terry Townsend
International Cotton Advisory Committee
Washington, DC
Salvatore Giardina
Design Director, PT Aristo Inc. (Division of Natsun) 
New York, NY
Joe Walkuski
TEXbase, Inc.
Bozeman, MT
Nancy Golden
Wellspun USA, Inc.
New York, NY
Tom Ward
Maidenform, Inc.
Bayonne, New Jersey
Josh Green
New York, NY
Nancy Zhang
OTTE New York
New York, NY
Hany El Habibi
Sahara Group/Werner International
Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
Teresa Zugay
Cotton Incorporated
New York, New York
Jean Hegadus
New York, NY
Beth Hofer
Stoll America
New York, NY
Rick Horwitch
Bureau Veritas
Taunton, MA
Amanda Ibrahim
Google Inc.
New York, NY
Grace Lee 
New York, NY
Amy Leonard Emery
Banana Republic
San Francisco, California
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