Board of Directors

2017-Present 

Regional Director
Robin Fisher
President & Chief Stylist, Polished Image & Style

Secretary
Sophie Blake
Owner & Designer, Sophie Blake New York

Treasurer
Kim Elleen
Owner & Designer, Kim Elleen

Membership
Angela Bobo
Content Strategist/Social Media Manager, TAAPR

Programs

Freddie Stephanie
Fashion, Food & Lifestyle Stylist, The Popup House

Alison Beshai
Fashion Stylist & Personal Shopper, Alison Beshai Style

Ambyr Hanks
Community Manager, HZDG
Stylist & Blogger, The Written Runway

Publicity
Heather Shaw Menis
Founder & Principal, Fifth & Main PR

Social Media
LaShawn Kenley
Owner, People of the Sun

Development & Sponsorship
Jen Walawender
Media Buyer/Planner, JRA Advertising Agency

Student Members/Interns
Kendall Dishek, Graphic Design
Yujin Jeon, Marketing
Elizabeth Talley, Events

FGIDC Nominating Chair
Elaine Mensah
Founder, BRAND MEETS CREATIVE


 

2015-2016 

Regional Director
Elaine Mensah
Founder, BRAND MEETS CREATIVE

Secretary
Angela Bobo
Content Strategist/Social Media Manager, TAAPR

Treasurer
Linda Lee
Adjunct Professor, VCU Fashion Dept

Membership
Robin Fisher (Regional Director-Elect)
President & Chief Stylist, Polished Image & Style

Programs
Alison Beshai
Fashion Stylist & Personal Shopper, Alison Beshai Style

Ambyr Hanks
Community Manager, HZDG
Stylist & Blogger, The Written Runway

Publicity
Heather Shaw Menis
Founder & Principal, Fifth & Main PR

Social Media
LaShawn Kenley
Managing Editor, All Things Fashion DC

Development & Sponsorship
Jen Walawender
Media Buyer/Planner, JRA Advertising Agency

Laura Lee Williams
Founder & Lead Designer, Laura Lee Designs

Student Members/Interns
Kendall Dishek, Graphic Design
Yujin Jeon, Marketing

FGIDC Nominating Chair
Aba Kwawu
President, TAAPR


2013-2014 

Regional Director
Aba Kwawu
President, TAAPR

Secretary
Nancy Miyahaira
Vice President, Georgetown BID

Treasurer / Regional Director-Elect
Elaine Mensah
Founder, BRAND MEETS CREATIVE

New Members
Linda Lee
Adjunct Professor, VCU Fashion Dept

Katherine Limon
Founder, My Signature Look

Membership
Lauren Rothman
Founder, Style Auteur

Programs
Natasha Bryson
Senior Manager, Event Productions & Corporate Relations
BET Networks, A VIACOM Company

Marissa Schneider
Senior Curator, Gilt City DC

Publicity
Carrie Keetly
Public Relations, Neiman Marcus Tysons Galleria

Marketing
Maggy Francois
Founder & Executive Director of Special Events, Maggy Francois, LLC

Social Media
Ashley Arias
Account Executive, TAAPR

Development
Maurisa Potts
Founder, Spotted MP

FGIDC Nominating Chair
Karin Cadena
Southern Hemisphere Liaison, Fashion Group International®


2011-2012 

Regional Director
Karin Cadena
Southern Hemisphere Liaison, Fashion Group International®

Secretary
Myss Stephens
Founder, Curbside Fashion Truck

Treasurer
Ada Polla
President & CEO, Alchimie Forever

Membership
Linda Lee
Adjunct Professor, VCU Fashion Dept

Lauren Rothman
Founder, Style Auteur

Katherine Limon
Founder, My Signature Look

Programs
Aba Kwawu (Regional Director-Elect)
President, TAAPR

Howard Barshow
Lord & Taylor

Henry Edwards
Founder, II Magazine

Publicity & Marketing
Elaine Mensah
Founder, BRAND MEETS CREATIVE

Michelle Shableski
Program Director, ICF Ironworks

Development
Laura Lee Williams
Founder & Lead Designer, Laura Lee Designs

 

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