Hugo Boss

Mark Brashear and Ward Simmons
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Hugo Boss is one of the leading international fashion and lifestyle groups that offer a wide range of products in menswear, womenswear, kidswear, homewear, eyewear, watches, and fragrances. The menswear and womenswear collections of BOSS provide a versatile fashion range with a rich array of elegant “modern classics” in business, leisure, and formal wear. BOSS Orange offers casual collections for men and women who enjoy dressing in style. BOSS Green addresses active fashion-oriented men and women with a golf and sportswear collection of the finest quality. HUGO delivers architectural looks for men and women with an avant-garde design esthetic.

Hugo Boss has been a generous supporter of amfAR through its sponsorship of Inspiration events in New York, São Paulo, and Los Angeles. Further information on HUGO BOSS can be found at www. Follow HUGO BOSS on Facebook and Twitter.

Mark Brashear serves as the chairman and CEO for HUGO BOSS, Americas Region. Mr. Brashear began working with HUGO BOSS in January 2009, leading the brands and business for the Americas. He served as President of Façonnable from November 2001 to April 2008. Prior to his current role, Mr. Brashear was general manager for the Southwest Group, which includes all Nordstrom stores in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii. He started with Nordstrom in 1985 as a salesperson in Men’s Sportswear at the Palo Alto store. Mr. Brashear is currently on the board of directors for God’s Love We Deliver and on the Board of Santa Clara University.

Ward Simmons currently serves as the vice president of marketing for HUGO BOSS, the Americas. Mr. Simmons began working with HUGO BOSS in December 2007 and is responsible for all marketing, advertising, public relations, and visual merchandising for the Americas region. He served as director of communications for Carolina Herrera from 2004 to 2006 and started his career in 1989 as a sales associate in Ralph Lauren’s famous Rhinelander Mansion in New York City. Mr. Simmons currently serves as event chairman for Broadway in South Africa and is also very involved with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans, New Yorkers for Children, New York Restoration Project, God’s Love We Deliver, amfAR, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.