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Mr. Hill is the vision behind PHXFW that brings a hard work ethic from his Midwest roots. A self taught designer (Femme Athletic) that focuses on the business side of fashion. "I pledge to continue pushing Arizona, fashion forward from the ground up, while being inspired by young designers that want to succeed in this tough industry."
Percy Knox has been advising PHXFW since 2006, he is the Chief Relationship Officer for Elevee Custom Clothing and Lifestyle. Elevee designs custom suits and casual wear for professional athletes, entertainers and high net worth individuals. Mr. Knox is focused on the long term strategy of PHXFW. "We will continue to build PHXFW into an effective platform for designers to build their brand and for buyers to get introduced to hot new designers."
Mr. Plank is an entrepreneur and advisor to Phoenix Fashion Week - through his extensive background in international management he contributes to the team in the areas marketing, public relations, sponsorship and general management. "My passion lies in enjoying beautiful designs and assisting young and inspiring designers to successfully launch their careers."
Russell Goldstein's existing service on various boards in the not for profit community helps to provide guidance and direction in our Community pillar. "I am passionate about collaborating and connecting the community to drive awareness and support for PHXFW charity events like Fashionably Pink."
Chris Detert, CEO/Owner of American Rebel PR: Detert's American Rebel PR is LA's premier lifestyle and fashion PR, marketing, branding and events agency, building and servicing top brands since 2005. "I am proud to be a member of Phoenix Fashion Week"s Advisory Board, for the past 3 years. Phoenix is quickly becoming a major style epicenter and I am excited about helping to further build the bridge between Phoenix and the international fashion community."
Ms. Moses has been with PHXFW since 2008 and in that time has learned from the bottom up the many areas that it takes to operate an event of this size. She now leads a team that focuses on the most important part of fashion week, the detailed behind the scenes magic. "My previous work experience at MTV and Whirl Magazine, an events based society magazine in Pittsburgh, prepared me for the structure that we have created here, it's exciting!"
Ms. Cohn brings international style to PHXFW, having worked as an event coordinator, graphic designer, and marketing manager for MTV Russia. Her experience will certainly be translated to her work here in America. "It is my goal to see fashion as more than just a runway show, but a way of life. Phoenix is impressive, so let's dress to impress!"
Ms. Pfingstag is a recent graduate from ASU, with a Bachelor's in Marketing. Having been a part of Phoenix Fashion Week for nearly 5 years, she has been involved in nearly every team, including Branding, Operations and most recently, Media. "I hope to draw from my experience as a Fashion Design Intern of the Phoenix Art Museum, as well as journalism and marketing from my education to create fashionable and relevant content, with an editor's eye."
Ms. Ziegler brings the sophisticated organization every fashion team needs; a natural hostess. Born and raised in the "Windy City", she brings an urban, yet feminine-inspired approach since her start on the PHXFW team in 2010. With a degree in Public Administration, she joined PHXFW with a background in non-profit event management. "The experience we create at PHXFW for guests, my passion for event planning and fashion coupled with working with amazingly talented people is what I live for!"
Mrs. Rodriguez has been a part of Phoenix Fashion Week since 2008, putting her experiences in salon management and the beauty industry to work. "Fashion is so inspiring, and I love watching the hard work of models, designers, makeup artists and hair stylists featured on the runway of Phoenix Fashion Week each October. It's incredibly fulfilling and rewarding!"
Ms.Gonzales has been styling for magazines, runway shows, and television segments for 5 years now and has a true passion for the fashion industry. She has a Masters degree, as well as Bachelors degree from the University of Arizona. Vanessa has been with the fashion week team since 2012 and has loved every minute of it. "I love being a part of the creative process, and helping designers bring an elevated version of their vision to life on the runway."
Alison has over 20 years of fashion expertise working for retailers such as Sears, Hartmarx, REI, Coldwater Creek and Zappos.com. She has held many roles within the fashion industry from design, product development, product line management, buying, styling, trend forecasting and website development. She has been with the Phoenix Fashion Week team since 2011. "I am passionate about helping emerging designers, entrepreneurs and small businesses maximize their potential and set themselves up for success."