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.
Board of Governors
Jeff Manby - Kohl's
Nancy McKay - NEST Fragrances
Karen Murray – VF Sportswear
Stuart Nifoussi – BJI Fashion Group
Yehuda Shmidman – Sequential Brands Group
Maureen Storch – AAFA
Chip Thompson – Ralph Lauren
Jennifer Vecchio – Burlington Stores
Ron Ventricelli – Global Brand Group
Sharon Wax - Bloomingdale's
Paul Annunziata – Coach
Mary Beth Blake – Tailored Brands
June DeFabio – Ralph Lauren
Abbey Doneger – The Doneger Group
Howard Feller – MMG Advisors
Mike Fralix – TC2
Alex Grinberg – Movado
Tom Hutton – Geoffrey Beene Foundation & Geoffrey Beene, LLC
Colleen Kelly – Alex Apparel
Mitchell Konsker –Jones Lang LaSalle
Aaron Ledet – VF Corp
John Lohnas – Amazon
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 havealways been true passions for me, and joining the YMAFashion Scholarship Fund has provided a vehicle forcombining my expertise tochange lives and makedreams 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!