CAPITOL FASHION LEADERSHIP AWARD presented to Christine Brooks
Ms. Brooks-Cropper is a change agent and innovative strategist for the Creative Economy. In 2007, she launched The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce (GWFCC) and in 2009 the DC Fashion Foundation (DCFF) to promote the business interests of those in the Fashion/Style Industry. Through her work at GWFCC she has influenced DC legislation, established youth and adult arts education programs, and in 2010, formed the first Congressional Apparel Manufacturing and Fashion Business Caucus on Capitol Hill. Ms. Brooks-Cropper is currently focused on launching the Washington, D.C. Fashion Incubator through the DC Fashion Foundation and partners and Chairperson of Mayor’s Gray Commission on Fashion Arts and Events. Prior to launching GWFCC and DCFF), Ms. Brooks-Cropper served as the Victim Of Crime (VOCA) and Violence Against Women (VAWA) Administrator for Washington, D.C.. She has also co-owned a fashion show event planning company and managed and provided marketing/pr strategies for fashion designers. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Delaware, and is a proud mother to her son, Christian and wife to her husband, Troy.