Phyllis began her career as a sales manager at the retail chain CIGNAL, a division of Merry-Go-Round Enterprises at their upscale Great Neck, New York location.
From there she was hired as an Associate Buyer for The Fur Vault personally picked by Mr. Fred Schwartz (“Fred the Furrier”). Her sales at its Westbury, New York store exceeded all store branches earning her the title of “Million Dollar Baby”.
In 1989, Phyllis transitioned to the Fashion Footwear Industry when Mr. Dick Jacobson, its President & CEO offered her a position at the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY). She was hired as an Account Executive and swiftly moved up the ranks and promoted to Executive Vice President by the Board of Directors.
Phyllis not only spearheaded the association’s showcases, she was intimately involved in its philanthropic endeavors. In 2014 she was awarded the prestigious Recognition of Outstanding Commitment and Dedication Award by FFANY and the Fashion Footwear Industry.
Some of the Shoe brands that exhibited included: Alegria Shoes • ALL BLACK • ALL BLACK Handbags • ALL BLACK Italia • Amalfi by Rangoni • Angel Footwear • Angelsoft Shoes • ASH • AZALEA WANG • Beautiisoles by Robyn Shreiber • Bertier Shoes • Blackstone Shoes • Brit Footwear • Calzaturificio Dolcast srl • Calzaturificio • Sab Shoes srl • Camper • Calzaturificio Victor srl • Chie Mihara • Cougar Shoes • Edition Bags & Wallets • Evox • Freedom of Movement • Gabor • Grace Belts & Wallets • Haflinger • Handmade Leather Ties by WEEF • Handstitched Bags by Seventyfour • Highline United LLC • Hopewell Footwear • In-Sport Fashions • IMBOX Protection • Italian Shoemakers • Jean Laurant • Jodam Manufacturers • Johnston & Murphy • Johnston & Murphy Collection • Johnston & Murphy Women’s • Jon Josef • Katy Perry Footwear • Kingston • L37 Handmade Shoes • Lamo • Lamo Sheepskin • Loft37 Sp. z o.o. • Makar “Heels Reimagined” • Marie Vigue Official • Minnetonka Moccasin • Mono Footwear • NDSS Trading • Nikkita Footwear • Nottingheels • NTH Global SDN BHD • Oneofeach • Oomphies • Pink Flamingo • Rangoni America • ROK N ROLL by Alegria • S2 Showroom NYC • Saint&Summer • Sanctuary • Seven 7 Footwear • Seventyfour Leather • Storm by Cougar • SAFLEC • Studio Mihara • Teplov Shoes • Terhi Pölkki • Terhi Pölkki Mens • Think! • Valentina Rangoni • Veldskoen Shoes • VOIT 1922 • VOIT USA • WEEF| Handmade Leather Ties • Zambezi Grace.
See exclusive interviews with the movers and shakers of the shoe industry, who were debuting there never seen shoes at Footwear Show New York Expo (FSNYE). In our World Liberty TV, Product Review Channels and blogs by clicking here.