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 2013 - 2014

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

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

Christen DeHate
VP Merchandising
National Wholesale Company

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

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

CARS Department Contacts:

Dr. Gwendolyn S. O'Neal
Professor and Chair
P.O. Box 26170,
209 Stone Building
UNC Greensboro
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
336) 256-1372 or (336) 334-5250
336) 334-5614 (fax)

email: CARS@uncg.edu