The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is constituted of representatives of public members and labor rights experts. The public members can be any state, city, county, local government agency, public school district, or federal government agency in the United States that procures apparel or other relevant products or services, pays the annual dues, and supports the mission and purpose of the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium. 

Current Board of Directors of the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium:

Ian Robinson, President, labor expert, Ph.D., is a Lecturer and Research Scientist in the Department of Sociology and the Residential College of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.  Mr. Robinson's research includes work on ethical consumer demand for sweatshop-free apparel  and the impacts of neoliberal economic restructuring on labor unions and the rights, wages and conditions of workers.    

Hallie Albert, Secretary, public member, is Deputy Director of the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement for the City and County of San Francisco, California. Among other responsibilities, Ms. Albert liaises with San Francisco's Office of Contract Administration and Sweatfree Procurement Advisory Group, working together to implement San Francisco's Sweatfree Contracting Ordinance. 

Liana Foxvog, Member, labor expert, is the Director of Supply Chain Strategies at the Worker Rights Consortium. Previously, she worked at the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) from 2010 until 2020, serving most recently as Director of Campaigns. In 2004, she joined SweatFree Communities as National Organizer, and coordinated ILRF's campaigns for workers' rights in the apparel industry after the program merged with ILRF. Ms. Foxvog has been interviewed extensively on advocacy for workplace safety and corporate accountability in the garment industry by national and international media outlets. She holds a Union Leadership and Administration Master's Degree in Labor Studies from the University of Massachusetts, where she teaches the Labor and the Global Economy course.

Jim Harley, Member, public member, is the Strategic Sourcing Program Manager for the City of Portland, Oregon and has been in the supply chain management profession for more than 25 years. Mr. Harley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Supply & Logistics Management from Portland State University with a minor in International Economics.  He has extensive experience developing and executing sourcing strategies for complex categories, conducting public solicitations, negotiating contracts, and driving continuous improvement. He also has conducted numerous onsite supplier assessments and audits of production factories around the globe, including in low-wage economies. He is passionate about environmentally- and socially-sustainable procurement.

Brian Swanson, Member, public member, is a Senior Management Analyst for the City of Los Angeles. He works for the Department of General Services' Supply Services Division, whose responsibility includes overseeing $600+ million in commodity purchases each year. As part of these efforts, Mr. Swanson and his team enforce the City of LA's Sweatfree Procurement Ordinance, which works to ensure commodity suppliers and their subcontractors are not denied labor rights, they are fairly compensated, and are afforded safe working conditions.

Darryl Sweet, Member, public member, is the general services manager for the City of Berkeley and has been in supply chain management for more than 25 years. Previously, he served as the director of business services at UC Hastings College of the Law where he managed the college's purchasing and contracting functions, as operations manager in the fuel industry, and as a purchasing supervisor with the City of San Leandro. He also worked with the UC system at the Office of the President as a manager in a strategic sourcing venture to address nearly $2 billion in UC spending. 

Stephen Wishart, Member, labor expert, is the Central American Director for the American Center for International Labor Solidarity, AFL-CIO (Solidarity Center). Previously, Mr. Wishart was a Strategic Affairs Coordinator for the Manufacturing, Distribution & Retail Division at the union UNITE HERE, where he directed the union’s Military Uniform Manufacturing and Federal Procurement Program, assisting in numerous organizing, anti-sweatshop, and labor rights campaigns. He also previously served as a Strategic Campaigner for the United Steelworkers of America, where he helped develop and instruct a contract and pattern bargaining campaign course to prepare union members for upcoming contract negotiations. 

Matthew Fischer-Daly, Member, labor expert, is an Assistant Research Professor at the Labor and Employment Relations School and Center for Workers' Rights at the Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Fischer-Daly's research includes labor regimes in global supply chains, especially in agriculture and manufacturing. He currently teaches courses on labor in the global economy, international and comparative employment relations, and US collective bargaining. He worked at the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) as coordinator of the Cotton Campaign to end forced labor in the cotton sector, 2012-2016. Previously, he worked at Social Accountability International, where he facilitated workshops on international labor standards for workers, managers, and private and public inspectors. He holds a Ph.D. in labor relations from Cornell University, an M.A. in international economic relations from American University, and a B.A. in political science and Spanish from the University of Michigan.