SSIA Board Contact and Term Information

Officers

President
Mark Dorothy
Oregon Leather Company
206-328-0855
markedorothy@gmail.com

  • Elected to three-year wholesaler term in 2019
  • Extended one year due to pandemic in 2020
  • Term expires in 2023
  • Currently serving first term

Vice President
Jesse Pasternak
Goodyear Shoe Repair Products
941-468-4891
jpasternak@polyconix.com

  • Elected to three-year supplier term in 2021
  • Term expires in 2024
  • Currently serving second term
Treasurer
Mike Ellis
Vibram
508-867-7731
michael.ellis@vibram.com

  • Appointed to complete John McLoughlin's term.
  • John was elected to three-year supplier term in 2019
  • Extended one year due to pandemic in 2020
  • Term expires in 2023

Secretary
Ed Gitlin
H.L. Zitrin Corp.
718-232-7198
edgitlin@gmail.com

  • Elected to three-year wholesaler term in 2021
  • Term expires in 2024
  • Currently serving second term

Directors

Justin Bennett
Justin Blair & Company
773-523-3320
jbennett@justinblair.biz

  • Elected to three-year wholesaler term in 2022
  • Term expires in 2025
  • Currently serving first term

Dan Frappier
Heels 'n' Soles
705-560-1876
heelsnsoles@persona.ca

  • Appointed to complete Shannon Embry's term in 2019
  • Extended one year due to pandemic in 2020
  • Term expires in 2023
  • Currently serving first term

Matthew Johnson
Poor Boy Soles Bespoke Shoe Company
705-626-3600
matthew@poorboysoles.com

  • Elected to three-year repairer term in 2022
  • Term expires in 2025
  • Currently serving first term
Ivan Komashinskiy
Talaria LLC/Pedag USA
206-763-7303
ivankom@pedagusa.com

  • Elected to three-year supplier term in 2022
  • Term expires in 2025
  • Currently serving first term

Molly Monahan
Saleigh Mountain Co.,LLC
573-486-2992
saleighmountain.molly@gmail.com

  • Elected to a three-year repairer term in 2021
  • Term expires in 2024
  • Currently serving first term
Note: The term expiration dates under each individual reflect their status as directors. Per the SSIA bylaws, officer terms are for one year. Officers are elected by the board of directors at each annual meeting. The president is limited to three consecutive one-year terms.

Also according to SSIA's bylaws, "No Director who has served two (2) full successive terms of three (3) years each may be elected to succeed himself or herself."