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Meet our new Executive Director!

January 4, 2019

The Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) is excited to announce that John Heron, a driven and innovative Sales, Marketing & Operations Executive known for leading growth and market opportunities in complex environments, has been elected as the new Executive Director of FFANY.

“John Heron is an accomplished footwear executive with over 20 years experience in the industry and will work closely with association members to maximize the value of their connection with the FFANY organization,” says Ron Fromm, President and CEO of FFANY. “He has a proven record of bringing people together to generate results and winning solutions and knows the importance of collaborative strategic planning to position our organization for the future.”

Heron joins the FFANY organization following a successful career at HH Brown where he led the Born Brand Group for the past 13 years as Senior Vice President and General Manager. Before joining HH Brown, Heron spent six years in marketing roles at Nike. Heron’s role is effective  as of January 1.

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  • Den Ly, 2017 FFANY Arsutoria Scholarship Winner, Featured on this week’s Shoe-In Podcast Episode.

    Great segment this week with Den Ly and the Shoe-In team! Tune in here to learn more about Den’s experience as the 2017 FFANY scholarship winner at the amazing Arsutoria School in Milan, Italy!

  • Scholarship Available For “The Art of Shoemaking” 5 day course in L.A.

    Looking to gain knowledge and skills in the world of shoemaking? FFANY is proud to partner with the experts at Arsutoria School to bring the 5-day course “The Art of Shoemaking” to Los Angeles from March 12-16.  A big thank you to the Two Ten Footwear Foundation, who is offering a full scholarship ($2,500 value) to footwear industry employees looking to advance their careers through education – learn more.

  • FFANY hosts An Emerging Designer Panel Discussion – “Making Your (Foot) Print On The Fashion Footwear Industry”.

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