The Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies Advisory Board members represent major apparel, retail, and textile products firms. The twenty member board supports the department through scholarships, internships, newsletters, development funds and assists in industry career placements for students. Each year the Advisory Board sponsors a Fall Symposium featuring nationally known speakers.

Below is the directory of the CARS Industry Advisory Board members. View biographical information on our board members

CARS Advisory Board 2014 - 2015

Mr. Dick Arnold
Vice President - Marketing, Fruit of the Loom
Renfro corporation

Mr. Shawn Cooper
Product Manager
Belk, Inc.

Ms. Robin Davis
Co-Owner/ Designer
Mack and Mack

Ms. Christen DeHate
VP Merchandising
National Wholesale Company
Ms. Sebrina Hernandez
Merchandising Manager, Riders Denim
VF Jeanswear

Mr. Eric Hertz
Center for Executive Development

Mr. Rod Hewitt
Vice President - Corporation Supply Chain
VF Corporation

Ms. Susan Nichols
Apparel Magazine
Mr. John Sayres
Senior Enterprise Associate
Center for Creative Leadership

Mr. Rick Schneider
Textiles International Enterprise

Mr. Mike Sholtis
Independent Consultant
Mr. Kevin Toomey
President and CEO
Kayser-Roth Corporation

Ms. Cindy Wells
Vice President -
Finance, Process & Improvement
Branded Apparel

Mr. Grady Williamson
East-West Solutions

Mr. Robert Woodard
Sales and Marketing Manager
National Spinning Co., Inc.

Mr. J. Berrye Worsham
President & CEO
Cotton Incorporated

Mr. Manfred Young
Military Business Manager
Burlington Industries

CARS Department Contacts:

Dr. Nancy Hodges
Burlington Industries Professor and Chair
P.O. Box 26170,
209 Stone Building
UNC Greensboro
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
336) 334-5250
336) 334-5614 (fax)

email: CARS@uncg.edu