The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has named Juanita D. Duggan its CEO, replacing Kevin M Burke, who left the organization in January after 13 years. Burke is currently president and chief executive of the Airports Council International–North America.
Duggan is a longtime lobbyist who most recently served as policy director at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. During her tenure at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Duggan worked with a range of clients, including some in the retail sector. From 1998 to 2006, she served as president and CEO of the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America. She led WSWA to victory with the 21st Amendment Enforcement Act, a law that reinforced the Constitution’s grant of authority to states over alcohol regulation. Duggan has the ability to lead organizations, develop coalitions, and successfully manage complex lobbying efforts and public affairs campaigns.
The American Apparel and Footwear Association is based in Virginia. It was formed in August 2000 through the merger of the American Apparel and Manufacturers Association and the Footwear Industries of America. Drawing from a broad, strong membership base, AAFA is the national trade association representing apparel, footwear, and other sewn products companies, which compete in the global marketplace.