TFA APPOINTS TOP EXECS

NEW YORK — The Fashion Association named several executives to terms of office for 2000-2001 last week.
James Williams, chairman and chief executive officer of Great American Knitting Mills, is incoming TFA president. He previously was TFA treasurer and is a long-term member of the executive committee.
TFA’ s outgoing president, Edward M. Jones 3rd, has been named chairman of the association for a two-year term. Jones is chairman of Jones Texas Inc.
Norman Fryman and Ray Pierce have become vice chairmen of TFA. Fryman, executive vice president of Bayer Clothing Group, and Pierce, senior vice president of special projects at J.C. Penney, were formerly chairmen of the association.
TFA elected Joseph Feczko senior vice president and treasurer. Feczko, executive vice president of Federated Merchandising Services, was previously association secretary. Jack Smailes, Kmart Corp. senior vice president and general merchandise manager, was tapped as senior vice president and secretary. He had been membership director.
Abby Doneger, president of the Doneger Group; Brian Gallagher, global marketing manager of apparel for DuPont Lycra; John Henderson, Kellwood Co. vice president of merchandising; Jim Lewis, group president of Liz Claiborne Inc.; Ira Livingston, senior vice president of marketing for Cotton Incorporated, and Ken Walter, divisional merchandise manager of men’s apparel for Sears, Roebuck & Co., have been named TFA senior vice presidents.
Elected vice presidents of TFA were Frank Bracken, president of Haggar Clothing Co.; Warren Flick, a consultant; Dutch Leonard, president of Burlington Global Denim; Michael Setola, president of Perry Ellis Menswear, and Steve Weiner, divisional president of Hartmax Corp.
Founded in 1955, the Fashion Association is a not-for-profit group that handles public relations for the apparel industry, representing manufacturers, retailers, designers and textile producers in men’s and women’s apparel. TFA provides fashion and business news stories to newspapers, magazines, TV and radio networks.

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