FABB Hall of Fame

GMM’s, DMM’s, Buyers, Industry legends, etc.

FABB Hall of Fame

Is where we award those key players in the industry that are leaders and innovators, selected by the vendor and retailing community for their exceptional retailing expertise and business/fashion acumen.

Industry Legends – Key players in the industry that are outstanding, dedicated and committed, who differentiate themselves from the norm and have proven throughout the years that they have the ability to sustain.

2021 Winners

See below

2021 Winners

Past Award Winners

2019

  • Marcy RiversVP DMM Jewelry and Fashion Accessories, Belk
  • Shirley ChenBuyer Jewelry, Fashion Accessories, Neiman Marcus Last Call
  • Rebecca Cox Accessories/Sunglasses/Belts Multi Channel Buyer, Nordstrom Rack
  • Wendy JohnsonProduct Development Director, JC Penney
  • Margaret DesalvoMulti-Channel Fashion Jewelry Buyer, Nordstrom
  • Ron D’AngeloEVP Sales, Collection 18
  • Rita Polidori O’BrienVP Marketing & Communications, United Legwear & Apparel Co.
  • Mark OdenheimerVP Sales, E. Gluck Corporation

2018

  • Maci Mayo Buyer, Jewelry, Fashion Accessories, Hosiery, Legwear and Spanx, Dillard’s
  • Anne Sterling VP DMM Handbags & Accessories, Burlington
  • Beth Jones Senior Manager, Exclusive and Private Brand Accessories, Kohl’s

  • Adele Pinto
     Buyer, Handbags and Small Leathergoods, Century 21
  • Renee Cohen President of Steve Madden Belts and Madden Girl Bags, Steve Madden
  • Lisa Nunziata President, Handbag Division, Collection 18

2017

  • LINCOLN MOORE SVP GMM, Women’s Footwear, Jewelry, Handbags & Accessories, Saks Fifth Avenue
  • STEPHANIE SOLOMON VP and Fashion Director, Lord & Taylor
  • HEATHER SCHMIDLE GVP Omni DMM – Handbags, Accessories & Gifts, Macy’s
  • ELIZABETH WHITE VP DMM Fashion Jewelry, Charming Charlie
  • DIANE MCKNIGHT DVP, Accessories, Beauty and Intimate Apparel, Sears
  • TERRI GOLD Omni Channel Designer Jewelry Buyer, Neiman Marcus
  • CARLY HORWITZ Omni Buyer, Trend Fashion Jewelry, Bloomingdale’s
  • MAILE RASKE DMM Ladies Accessories and Intimate Apparel, Gabriel Brothers
  • ELLEN MINGA Senior Buyer, Handbags and Wallets, JCPenney
  • CAITLIN PACHUTA Buyer, Fashion Accessories, Von Maur
  • MIRANDA STOYKO Buyer, Ladies Accessories, Hudson’s Bay
  • CAREY HOFLE Buyer, Jewelry and Watches, Beall’s Department Stores
  • DEE GALLAGHER Buyer, Handbags and Watches, Stein Mart
  • CASEY REHFUSS Buyer, Branded and Boxed Jewelry, Burlington Stores

2016

  • DAVID NERI VP/GMM Center Core, Belk
  • DAVID LAW VP/GMM Center Core, Hudson’s Bay/Lord & Taylor
  • LORI MARTEN VP/DMM Accessories and At Home, Nordstrom
  • TERI GAKOS VP/DMM Center Core, Saks Off Fifth
  • JACQUELYNE MADDOX VP Jewelry & Gifts, Francesca’s
  • JOHN RUGGIERI VP/DMM Accessories, Charming Charlie
  • CHRISTINE MERRICK VP/DMM Ladies’ Shoes & Handbags, Lord & Taylor
  • KRISTY LUERKENS DMM Jewelry, Von Maur
  • MEGAN SEITZ Senior Buyer, Handbags, Kohl’s
  • JOAN VELASCO-PINEDA Senior Buyer Fashion Jewelry, JCPenney
  • KATIE SHIELDS Buyer, Handbags & small Purse Accessories Boscov’s Department Store
  • PATTI HALL Buyer, Handbags, Footwear & Legwear, Gordmans
  • ANNA THOMPSON-SEXE Buyer, Fashion Jewelry, Target
  • NANETTE SAHA Buyer Fine Jewelry, Stage Stores
  • KATIE HUFFNAGLE Buyer, Jewelry, Burlington Stores
  • JEANIE NGUYEN Buyer, Ladies Socks & Hosiery, Backpacks, Sunglasses, Watches and Gifts, Kroger/Fred Meyer

2015

  • Jennifer Wesch Bebe
  • Pamela McElroy Belk
  • Becky Jaeger Bon-Ton Stores
  • Evelyn Fisher Boscov’s
  • Sophia Chen Burlington Coat Factory
  • Melissa Sanders Dillard’s
  • Lisa Raia Dressbarn
  • Angie Lindsley Gabriel Brothers
  • Destiny Shaw Hudson’s Bay Co
  • Nancy Pastor Macy’s
  • Selena Egert Nordstrom Rack
  • Jennifer Dow Neiman Marcus
  • Aroom Han Shopbop
  • Lou Ann Talbi Von Maur

2014

  • Robin Lee Lord & Taylor
  • Ramin Mozafari Kohl’s
  • Macy’s Garth Leas
  • Stacie Borteck Bloomingdales.com
  • Kathy Thomas Belk
  • Dawn Harris Charming Charlie
  • Brittany Moeller DSW
  • Tai Camper South Moon Under
  • Kelsey Doub Irresistibles
  • Rebecca Harper Boscov’s
  • Donna Szabo Dressbarn
  • Kelly Griffin Christopher & Banks

2013

  • Liz Rodbell Lord & Taylor/Hudson’s Bay Co.
  • Michele Breslin Macy’s Merchandising Group
  • Tim Byrket Payless ShoeSource
  • Paula Lewandowski Bon-Ton Stores
  • Melanie Wempe Shopko
  • Jamie Barry Century 21 Department Stores
  • Saundra Rieszer Ross Stores
  • Makiko Tada Piperlime
  • Erica Russo Bloomingdale’s
  • Leslie Dorfler Fred Meyer
  • Lauren Smith QVC
  • Laura Nelson Stage Stores
  • Rachel Lopes Dias Nordstrom Rack
  • Kate Keifer Tracy Lord & Taylor

2012

  • MaryAnne Morin Lord & Taylor
  • Kasia Romo Charming Charlie
  • Janet Nickerson JCPenney
  • Kay White Dillard’s
  • Michelle Vlahoyiannis Sears
  • Eileen Tetreault Zappos
  • Seana Kimzey Payless ShoeSource
  • Sheila Sciocchetti Charlotte Russe
  • Ariane Braverman Henri Bendel
  • Cathie Wrona Belk
  • Cheryl Ernst Julian Gold
  • Dana Hauser Levey HauteLook
  • Darcie Reeping DSW
  • Doreen McFadden Chico’s
  • Jennifer Asatur Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Karen McGuire The Bon-Ton Stores
  • Marjorie Griffith HSN

2011

  • June Ley Bealls Outlet/Burkes Outlet
  • Ginny Johnson Belk
  • Joyce Packman Bloomingdale’s
  • Stacey Manary Buckle
  • Stephanie Mourao Dillard’s
  • Nancy Behrendt Ebags.com/Handbags.com
  • Laura C. Martinez JCPenney
  • Helen Cain Lord & Taylor
  • Risa Alper Marmi
  • Lynne Lindley Rue21
  • Marnie Newkirk Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Lorrie Milligan Cassidy Stein Mart
  • Gretchen Deutmeyer Von Maur