Meet the Alumni Working at Haddad Brands

In the fall, FIT’s Office of Alumni Relations hosted an evening reception at the midtown headquarters of Haddad Brands to celebrate the more than 40 alumni who work there. The company produces licensed children’s wear under the Levi’s, Nike, Jordan, Hurley, and Converse brands; Sam Haddad, its principal, is a director of the FIT Foundation.

greyline2“I love going to meetings with buyers. I’m very sociable, and I love customer service.”

—Anesha Miller, International Trade and Marketing ’12, account associate

greyline2“I work with our design team to ensure the design elements are not only aesthetically pleasing but there’s not an element that’s going to harm a child.”

—Lindsey Zwiebach, Textile Development and Marketing ’11, product integrity analyst and RSL (Restricted Substances List) lead

greyline2“My team designs assortments for our 30-plus regions across the world. I make sure that Russia has outerwear and Mexico has baby clothes.”

—Kristina Keenan, Fashion Design ’07, senior global designer

greyline2“I love the versatility of knits. High-tech knits are a huge trend in activewear.”

—Meghan Navoy, Textile Development and Marketing ’14, fabric coordinator

greyline2“I provide my team of 18 artists with seasonal direction for graphics as well as oversee all the production, working with the factories to ensure quality.”

—George Mutschler, Illustration ’05, vice president of graphic art

greyline2“Retail math was my favorite class at FIT.”

—Molly McBrien, Fashion Merchandising Management ’12, finance manager for Levi’s

greyline2“I use numbers to tell a story and figure out a problem.”

—Kaitlin O’Neill, Fashion Merchandising Management ’13, associate planner

greyline2“We always have each other’s back. If something needs to be done, we do it.”

—Lauren Scott, Fashion Merchandising Management ’11, global coordinator

greyline2“I started seven days ago—this is my first job. I studied merchandising and product development—I didn’t see myself in a production position. But I’m really happy here.”

—Julianna Storno, Fashion Merchandising Management ’14, global sourcing coordinator

greyline2“I generate original art for all our tops and bottoms, including spot prints on T-shirts, all-over prints, embellishments, embroidery, and patches.”

—Filipe Pinheiro, Menswear ’04, graphic artist