WASHINGTON--The American Apparel Manufacturers Association has named Michael R. Gale director of government relations. Gale succeeds Larry K. Martin, who, as reported, becomes AAMA president Jan. 1, succeeding G. Stewart Boswell, who is retiring. Gale has practiced law since 1993 with the Washington office of the Miami law firm Greenberg Traurig Hoffman Lipoff Rosen & Quentel and represented the Central American Caribbean Textile and Apparel Council. He was active in advocating Caribbean Basin parity with Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement during the debate earlier this year on the GATT Uruguay Round implementing bill. The parity provision, however, was not included in the GATT bill. Martin said Gale, who starts his new job Dec. 1, would resume the AAMA's quest to secure parity for the Caribbean in the 104th Congress. "He will handle all government relations, day in and day out," Martin said. "We have a lot on our agenda next year." Gale also has worked in various Federal departments and as senior legislative assistant to Sen. Arlen Specter (R., Pa.).
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