The Fashion Service Network invests in the future of the industry.
The Fashion Service Network enjoys a close relationship with the Fashion Institute of Technology. Each year the Fashion Service Network contributes a full upper school scholarship to FIT. Selected by FIT two students share the scholarship, one selected from the School of Art & Design and one student selected from the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology. To date 10 scholars have been awarded, many FSN scholars are now successfully working in the industry with others completing their studies soon to follow.
In addition to the financial award, the FSN invites all recipients to participate in most FSN meetings and events and FSN members are always available to offer a broad range of expert advice and direction for our scholars with their careers.
Each semester the Fashion Service Network presents a panel class to the Faces & Places in Fashion class at FIT.
Periodically the Fashion Service Network presents informative industry educational events and host private networking gatherings.
“Fashion Service Network proudly supports the Fashion Institute of Technology and awards a full scholarship each year.”
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Tom is currently serving as the President of Ready to Wear & Accessories of UBM Fashion, the fashion industry’s premier apparel trade show organizer.
Throughout his career, Tom has developed and demonstrated extensive executive skills in C-level positions including organizational change and development, sales growth and management, marketing, manufacturing and operations. In his over 25 years in senior management roles,...
A genuine style insider, Karen has years of experience in merchandising, marketing and public relations. As President of the Accessories Council, a non-profit national advocacy group, she represents nearly 300 dynamic companies in the fashion footwear, accessory and jewelry industry.
Beyond current members, Karen works with hundreds of brands, retailers and industry support executives. Interacting mainly with C-level...
President, Applications & Technology Outsourcing
Paul, who joined CGS in 1997, has over 25 years of experience in the information technology space. Leading the Application Solutions group at CGS, Mr. Magel oversees the company’s flagship BlueCherry Enterprise Suite of solutions for the fashion, apparel and consumer lifestyle products industry as well as the Technology and Infrastructure practice overseeing sales, delivery,...
David H. Sorblum
Founder & President
As founder and president of DHS & Company, David has over 40 years of experience in the apparel and textile industry. Prior to founding DHS & Co, David was CFO of two large apparel companies where he consistently increased profitability during his tenure. He also serves as the treasurer for the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute (PSI). In...
Andrew V. Jassin
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Andrew is co-founder and managing director of the Jassin Consulting Group, a management consulting firm providing strategy development and implementation services exclusively to the fiber, textile, apparel and home furnishings industries and related supply chain companies.
In 1989 he formed the Marketing Management Group, Inc. (“MMG”), a consulting firm which helped fashion and retail businesses function...
Howard D. Bader
Commercial Litigator & Insolvency Specialist
With experience in numerous and diverse industries, Howard has represented companies and their management in an extensive variety of litigations and bankruptcies throughout the country in various federal and state courts. Mr. Bader is also a recognized expert in international licensing and corporate law, working both with nationally recognized brands and start-up companies to...