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FFANY Names John Heron its New Executive Director

Amid its show this week, the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) has named a new executive director.

John Heron, a sales, marketing and operations executive, will take on the role, effective Jan. 1.

Heron joins FFANY after a 13-year stint at HH Brown, where he led the Born Brand Group as SVP and general manager. Prior to his role at HH Brown, Heron worked in marketing at Nike for six years.

“John Heron is an accomplished footwear executive with over 20 years experience in the industry and will work closely with association members to maximize the value of their connection with the FFANY organization,” says Ron Fromm, President and CEO of FFANY. “He has a proven record of bringing people together to generate results and winning solutions and knows the importance of collaborative strategic planning to position our organization for the future.”