who we are
Bringing retail & luxury to the hilltop
The Georgetown Retail & Luxury Association (GRLA) is a student-run organization that focuses on educating our peers about the retail and luxury industries as well as increasing opportunities for them within those fields. As a community of passionate and visionary members, GRLA carries this mission out through three teams: Creative, Operations, and Public Relations.
WHAT WE DO
where art meets industry
Established 5 years ago, GRLA has effectively partnered with the McDonough School of Business Undergraduate Program Office to execute successful large scale events. In the past, we have organized events featuring the Chairman of Tom Ford; Domenico De Sole; the COO of Chanel, John Galantic; and the COO of Audi of America, Mark Del Rosso.
The mission of GRLA’s Creative team is to design and manage the organization’s fundamental aesthetic. Our creative designs and content enable GRLA to advertise events and the organization as a whole. We aim to work collaboratively with one another to meet deadlines, provide feedback, and generate refined content. Moreover, we aspire to maintain our initiative as a driven team that seeks to present our organization and community in the best light.
GRLA’s Operations team aims to efficiently organize and supervise events by providing our community and guest speakers with logistical support. Our services are also a foundation to the internal processes of the organization. In order to continuously add value to our team, we seek to be proactive and react promptly to change. In developing an ambitious and responsive group, we work with the intention of executing the most engaging experiences for our community as possible.
As the main liaison between industry leaders and GRLA itself, the Public Relations team strives to bridge the gap between the Georgetown University community and the retail and luxury industries by facilitating effective communication and meaningful engagement. In this way, we imagine and propose partnership ideas with relevant individuals and companies. Our goal is to make GRLA an esteemed, empowering, and dynamic association available to all students on the Hilltop.
PRESIDENT | Anthony Fadil
VICE PRESIDENT | Mimi Shou
CREATIVE DIRECTOR | Emma Barnitt
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS | Federica Bogoni
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS | Georgina Zegna