“During these tumultuous times in our nation’s history as it relates to trade, Thomas has been a guiding force for our membership and the industry as a whole,” said Mike Jeppesen, FDRA Chairman and President of the Global Operations Group at Wolverine Worldwide. “His expertise, professionalism and work ethic have been vitally important to the overall health of our industry.”

FDRA President & CEO Matt Priest added: “Thomas is so foundational to the success of FDRA meeting its mandate to serve the industry in every way we can. He’s an invaluable member of our team and I can’t thank him enough for the continued knowledge, guidance and support he has given me and the entire FDRA team over these past six years. I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather have in the trenches as we continue to fight for the footwear industry here in Washington and around the world.”