BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FAYE

CLERK

MOSELEY

Faye Clerk Moseley understands the fine nuances of working with people. A positive perception paired with impeccable interpersonal skills, a strong philanthropic spirit of caring and giving back, creates her unique talent for bringing people together. She is the Founder, Chair and President ofFLAIR, Fashion Legacy Association for Industry Recognition.

 

FLAIR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of former Ebony Fashion Fair models, stylists and staff. FLAIR’s mission is to provide scholarships, educational and mentoring programs for fashion and design students and support for multi-cultural fashion designers. Her leadership as a strategic senior level executive with more than 25 years of experience in organizational development, human resources, administration and customer service provides the perfect foundation for FLAIR.

Faye is currently the Executive Deputy Director of Administration for Access Services, a public sector, non-profit agency. She oversees Human Resources, Training & Development, Information Technology and Customer Service. 


Prior to Access Services, she was the top Human Resources Executive for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, a privately held, family owned international specialty retailer with over 800 company-owned and franchise locations in 23 countries.  She has also worked withGeneralElectric/NBC, Sega GameWorks, St. Paul/Travelers, CNA Insurance Company, Public Storage, Sony Pictures Entertainment andHerbalife.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Project Angel Food where she co-hosted the annual Angel Awards event raising over $750,000.  She serves on the Board of Directors for National Sales Network-L.A. Chapter where they earned 2014 Chapter of the Yearrecognition.  She is a member of SHRM, PHIRA, NAAAHR and WTS.  She is a recipient of the Eno COMTO Robert Prince, Jr. Scholarship; a recipient of the NSN David Richardson Organizational Commitment Award and was named one of the Top 20 African American Female Power Players in L.A. Business by L.A. Focus Magazine.  Ms. Moseley earned her MBA and BS degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.  She holds a professional certification in Organizational Development & Leadership from DePaul University’s Executive Management Program.  She holds dual professional certifications in Organizational and Human Resources Development and Human Resources Management from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business.

SHAYLA

SIMPSON

Shayla Simpson knows what it means to work with dedication and perseverance. Her career attests to her multi-talented credentials. She founded Shayla Simpson Productions, Inc. (SSP), a Special Events and Fashion Show Production Company twenty four years ago. Recently, she was appointed to the Board of Directors of FLAIR, Fashion Legacy Association for Industry Recognition, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to encourage, empower and provide educational opportunities and community programs in support of aspiring talent demonstrating achievement in the fashion industry. Shayla offers added value to FLAIR and a wealth of experience from working with reputable high-end clients through SSP.

 

Revlon, a leading client for seven years, utilized SSP services for trade show coordination, fashion styling, model casting and creative writing. As a model agent, SSP provided Revlon with many of the faces that graced their national hair advertising campaigns and product packages.

 

SSP had the distinguished honor of producing, directing and designing the 16th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Fashion Show in Washington, D.C. for 10,000 guests in two performances. Shayla had the privilege of serving as Mistress of Ceremonies for the Miss Black USA Pageant in Washington, DC for three years. She served as Host, followed by nine years as Director of the Miss World British Virgin Islands Pageant in Tortola, BVI, preliminary to the Miss World Contest. She also hosted the International Designer of the Year in the Bahamas and Miss Model International in both Martinique and Saint Maarten. The General Service Administration, Interior Department and Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C. have also called on her to conduct seminars on Personal and Professional Development for their new employees.

 

Her inimitable style of commentating a 2-hour show before a live audience without the use of notes kept her in the coveted spotlight for 16 years. As a Model and Commentator of the Ebony Fashion Fair, she was an interesting subject for the media. She was interviewed on Good Morning America annually for 14 years, AM Chicago with Oprah and Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, just to name a few. In addition to traveling on the 200 city nine month fashion tour, she traveled to New York and Europe twice a year including Paris, Rome, Milan and London to purchase the fashions. She coordinated and directed photography sessions in Paris and Rome for fashion layouts, ads, EBONY magazine covers, television appearances, videos and commercials.

 

Shayla is a native of Washington, DC. She attended the University of Madrid, Spain for two years and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education with a double major in Spanish and history. She is a consummate professional who looks forward to supporting the next generation of fashion talent through FLAIR.

LE NECE

NICHOLS

Le Nece is a former Ebony Fashion Fair model and currently serves as the Board Secretary for FLAIR, Fashion Legacy Association for Industry Recognition. Her fascination with the runway came at a very early age while attending her first Ebony Fashion Fair show in Kansas City. That incredible experience was the beginning of her attraction to the runway. She fondly recalls her first runway experience held at an abandoned fire house in Los Angeles for the designer Emilio Che’. Being an Ebony Fashion Fair Alum has served as a blueprint for her role as a parent to two beautiful daughters.

 

She has 25 years of experience in the medical, healthcare management and wellness arena where she has worked extensively in the anticipatory guidance of post-partum depression and the biopharmaceutical industry. She has worked with companies such as Phadia US, Inc., King Pharmaceutical and Van Ness Clinic for Women. She volunteers extensively and enjoys team building for elementary and high school girls’ volleyball. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management at University of LaVerne and her Masters of Science in Psychology at University of Phoenix.

Andre Dawson Mercedes Benz of Beverly Hi

ANDRE 

DAWSON

Board Member

Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills 

AUDREY SMALLTZ

Board Member

Ebony Fashion Fair Alum/Commentator

Founder-The Ground Crew, a backstage fashion production management group

Katrice

Offord-

Abdallah

Board Member

Ebony Fashion Fair Alum

Capital Group; Owner/Designer-Nikosha LA

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