The YMA FSF Board of Governors is comprised of a powerful network of influential fashion industry leaders representing a broad range of expertise in the field - from wholesale, to retail, to service providers and e-commerce.   Committed to excellence and deeply engaged with our mentorship, internship and career programs,  Board Members provide career advice, mentoring, guidance and hands-on experience for scholars just  launching careers in our exciting industry.

OUR TEAM

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

William Susman PRESIDENT Threadstone Advisors | Founder, Managing Director

William Susman
PRESIDENT

Threadstone Advisors | Founder, Managing Director

Doug Evans SECRETARY YMA FSF | Executive Director

Doug Evans
SECRETARY

YMA FSF | Executive Director

Peter Sachse CHAIRMAN  

Peter Sachse
CHAIRMAN

 

Board of Governors

Jeff Manby - Kohl's
Nancy McKay - NEST Fragrances 
Karen Murray – Sequential Brands Group
Mary Ann Shannon - LS&Co
Yehuda Shmidman
David Sirkin –  PVH
Maureen Storch* – AAFA
Chip Thompson – Ralph Lauren
Lana Todorovich – Ralph Lauren
Jennifer Vecchio – Burlington Stores
Ron Ventricelli – Global Brand Group
Sharon Wax - Bloomingdale's
Paul Annunziata – Coach
Sam Archibald - Macy's
Shawn Austin - Macy's
Mary Beth Blake – Tailored Brands
June DeFabio – Ralph Lauren
Abbey Doneger – The Doneger Group
Howard Feller – MMG Advisors
Mike Fralix – TC2
Alex Grinberg – Movado
Colleen Kelly – Alex Apparel
Mitchell Konsker –Jones Lang LaSalle
Aaron Ledet* – VF Corp
John Lohnas – Amazon
 
*Non-voting member

 

 

 

From The Executive Director

Welcome to the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, the  largest and oldest scholarship organization serving the needs of the fashion industry.

Education and developing channels for growth have always been true passions for me, and joining the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund has provided a vehicle for combining my expertise to change lives and make dreams come true.

While taking time to glance through our website, I invite you to discover the worthwhile investment that we make on an annual basis in young people who dream of having a career in our exciting industry.  Our Board of Governors, staff and volunteers are committed to excellence.  I invite you to join us as a part of our team by either becoming a volunteer, purchasing a ticket to our dinner or being a donor with a tax deductible contribution.  You too are the future of fashion!