Industry Advisory Board


The Board consists of global industry and government executives and on-campus meets two (2) times a year (fall, spring).

IAB board

Current Board members include:

(sitting left to right)

Dana Hughens, CEO, Clairemont Communications
Mark Messura, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Marketing, Cotton Incorporated (IAB Chair)
Larry Marshall, Chief Operating Office, Gitman Neckwear
Nancy Cassill, Retired Professor
Nancy Webster, President, Nancy Webster, LLC
Brendan Sullivan, Vice President, Retail Services, VF Corporation
Daniel Montaño, Studio Principal, Retail, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting
Matt Priest, President, Footwear Distributers and Retailers of America
Wesley Mancini, Wesley Mancini, Ltd.

(standing left to right)

Ken Kunberger, Chief Operating Officer, International Textiles Group (ITG)
Chris Pawlus, Senior Global Creative Director, Timberland
Steve Ellington, President and COO, TriVantage, LLC
Sohan Mangaldas, Global Market Intelligence/Corporate Strategy, Unifi
Glenn Jackman, International Business Development Manager, North Carolina Department of Commerce
David Queen, Sr. VP Sourcing and Compliance, Gerber Childrenswear

Not pictured:

Jim Booterbaugh, Vice President, Operations, National Spinning Company
Darryl Carter,
Darryl Carter, Inc.
Doug Farmer,
Technical and Market Development Fellow, Invista
Mark Fischer, Interim Executive Director, NC Textile Foundation
Alexander Julian, 
Alexander Julian
Les Miller, Chief Operating Officer, American & Efird
Ned Munroe, Chief Design Officer Activewear, Hanesbrands, Inc.
Ellen Rohde, President, The ELR Group, LLC

Role of Industry Advisory Board

  • Connect with Students
  • Advise Educators
  • Enhance Visibility of the FTM Program
  • Visionary Planning