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TEDxWDC Christine Brooks Cropper

Christine is spearheading a fashion initiative that will change the way the world will viewWashington, DC, she formed the DC Fashion Council and launched a new Chamber ofCommerce-The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce. She served onMayor Gray's Creative Economy Transition Team. Christine is a change agent and innovativestrategist for the Creative Economy and has been awarded for her leadership, TheSmall Business Initiative of the Year, from Washington, DC Economic Partnership in 2009. Nominated by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum for the Corporate and Institutional Achievement Award 2011; an official recognition of design excellence and innovation by the White House Millennium Council program for National Design Week and presented by First Lady Michelle Obama.The DC Fashion Council, an advisory body made up of a group of designers and industryleaders to promote the fashion industry in Washington, DC to lobby to get Bill No. 17-173 to create the Commission on Fashion Arts and Events passed in DC government. Under the leadership of Ms. Brooks-Cropper, founder and President & CEO of the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce, spearheaded the lobbying efforts, drafted the language for the Mayor's Order for the development of the legislation and made the changes to the Bill during mark-up that was passed by the Committee on Economic Development and Full City Council and signed into Law April 15, 2008 (L 17-0148). In 2010, Ms. Brooks-Cropper formed the first Congressional Apparel Manufacturing and Fashion Business Caucus on Capitol Hill.
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