June 4-8, 2018 - Market Week | June 5-7, 2018 - New York Shoe Expo - Venue To Be Announced on Feb 26th!

Our Team

FFANY is dedicated to growing the footwear industry in New York.

  • Ron Fromm

    Ron Fromm

    President & CEO, FFANY

    Ron is a footwear industry veteran who is the retired Chairman of the Board and CEO of Brown Show Company. Ron also served on the Boards of FFANY, FDRA and the Two Ten Footwear Foundation. “It’s a privilege to continue to serve the Fashion Footwear Community.

  • Phyllis Rein

    Phyllis Rein

    Executive Vice President

    Phyllis’s responsibilities include all tradeshow strategic planning and management. From vendor relations, exhibitor sales and placement to contract negotiations, Phyllis is the ‘heart and sole’ of FFANY.

  • Shelley Berquist

    Shelley Berquist

    Sr. Vice President, Operations & Marketing

    Shelley is responsible for the planning and execution of marketing, communications, and events to support strategic initiatives and operations at FFANY.

  • Liz Carroll

    Liz Carroll

    Executive Assistant

    Liz provides administrative support to the FFANY staff and is also responsible for vendor billing, accounts receivable & retailer relations and Shoes on Sale.

  • Alicia Ciccaglione

    Alicia Ciccaglione

    Account Executive

    Alicia is responsible for exhibit sales, client service and is the primary liaison for all FFANY member showrooms.

  • Tom Fiorelli

    Tom Fiorelli

    VP Finance, Controller

    Tom is responsible for the day to day financial activities of FFANY and its charitable foundation FFCF.

    Tom holds an MBA in accounting and is CPA.

  • Eric Schwartz

    Eric Schwartz

    SVP Strategic Initiatives

    Eric is a former FFANY Board Member and SVP of Ferragamo USA. With over 20 years of experience in retail and wholesale footwear, Eric’s focus is on key strategic initiatives and development.