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Meet the Commissioners

Below is a list of the Commission on Fashion Arts and Events Commissioners, a brief blurb and contact information. The Commissioners are here to serve the fashion and beauty industry in DC so feel free to reach out to inquire about assistance or resources and share innovative strategies that will progress the fashion landscape in the nation’s capital.

Christine Brooks-Cropper
Budget and Finance Committee, Chair

Commissioner Brooks-Cropper is a change agent and innovative strategist for the Creative Economy, with 25 years in the fashion business industry creating jobs and start-up business for thousands to date.

Alida Sanchez
Vice Chair
Retail Committee, Chair

Commissioner Sanchez is a fashion industry professional with over a decade of experience in buying and merchandising, retail business development, and supporting DC fashion tech startups.

Marcus A. Williams
Marketing Committee, Chair

Commissioner Williams has been an executive manager, communications strategist and public relations expert for over a decade. He boasts eight years of experience as an entertainment journalist with over a thousand published articles covering fashion, music, restaurants and theater. The Washington, DC native was appointed to the Commission in December 2013.

Mariessa Terrell

Commissioner Terrell is a fashion attorney, Howard University School of Law IP, blogger and published writer with a background in fashion education and 15 years experience protecting the intellectual property of creatives.

Kristopher Johnson-Hoyle

Commissioner Johnson-Hoyle, has worked extensively throughout the fashion industry for over a decade as a retailor, photographer and stylist. At present, Kristopher is senior editor at Raine Magazine, a quarterly publication that focuses on discovering the next big names and trends in fashion, culture and technology.

Brandon Andrews
External Affairs Committee Chair

Commissioner Andrews is a fashion model, former Capitol Hill staffer, and entrepreneur. He provides strategic council on communications, policy, and partnerships; helping entrepreneurs in the creative economy navigate local, state, and federal government. Working at the intersection of entertainment and policy, he engages and advises thousands of entrepreneurs through casting for ABC's Shark Tank.

Jackie Rodgers-Hart

Commissioner Rodgers-Hart has over 40 years of experience as a designer, educator, retail management, buying, and merchandising in the fashion industry, as well as a serial entrepreneur.  She is the founder of SiNGA, Inc., a non-profit organization, focused on encouraging students in apparel, textile and entrepreneurial approach.  She currently looks forward to mentoring, consulting and continuing to empower aspiring leaders in the fashion and beauty industry.