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ITA Welcomes First Female President, All Female Exec. Committee for 2019-2021 Term

The International Textile Alliance (ITA) has announced that Kelly DiFoggio has been named president of the 10-member board of directors of the ITA, producers of the semiannual Showtime Market and governing body of the ITA Educational Foundation. DiFoggio is the first female President of the 29 year old association. Kathryn Richardson, Libeco, will serve as vice president and Mendy Kearns, Hamilton Fabric Sales, as treasurer to complete the first all-female ITA executive committee for the two-year term.

DiFoggio is currently the director of sales and marketing for Yarn & Loom and has served on the ITA board of directors for the past seven years and as a member of the executive committee for the past four years.

“I am both flattered and honored to serve the association and industry I love,” said DiFoggio. “During my tenure as a board member, I have seen wonderful work by a strong volunteer board and I’m excited for ITA’s future. I am looking forward to announcing some new initiatives in the near future that we hope will benefit both our members and the industry we serve.”

Other returning board members include Nathan Copeland, Highland House; Carmen Herndon Barbee, Ballard Designs; David Lappert, Kravet; Dada Patil, Catania Fabrics; Jana Platina Phipps, Classical Elements; Katherine Shoaf, STI; and David Stunda, Barbarossa Leather.

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