Fashion Merchandising Rising Stars

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2020 Young Alumni Rising Star

Mrs. Cortney Lebens ('10)
B.S.F.C.S. Fashion Merchandising

Co-Founder and CEO, Muy'Ono Hospitality
Co-Founder and CEO, Live Large

Sarah Hadley (B.S. ’11)

Sarah Hadley joined Academy Sports and Outdoors as an assistant buyer after completing her Fashion Merchandising Degree. After 8 years at Academy working as a Camping Accessories, Backpacks & Travel Buyer, she moved to Seattle to work with Amazon as a Vendor Manager (Buyer) for their Outdoor Apparel & Packs store within the Amazon site. She has recently become a Program Manager of Launches with Amazon. Hadley loves her work, especially the creative side, and says no two days are ever the same. “Buying is an art and a science. While the math and business acumen are critical to building and executing successful strategies, the buyer is a pivotal director of the products that come to the market.”

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