Kevin Burke who was associated with American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) for nearly 13 years has quit AAFA as its President and CEO. Following the decision, the AAFA Board of Directors is in search of a new President and CEO to fill his space. Burke will join the Airports Council International–North America as President and Chief Executive.
Burke served AAFA with passion and elan during his tenure with AAFA. AAFA Chairman Philip C Williamson, President, CEO and Chairman of Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company acknowledged Burke’s hardwork and vision for the company and applauded his attempt to position AAFA on the global front.
Burke pointed out that his tenure with AAFA was a great learning experience and was thankful for the opportunity it got to serve AAFA. He felt that the American apparel and footwear industry is on its road ahead and should maintain its competitiveness and grow in leaps and bounds. Burke also mentioned that he will miss being part of the AAFA.
During his tenure, the association’s membership grew to more than 530 corporate members and represented more than 1,500 name brands. At present more than 25 per cent of the AAFA’s membership is related to retail.