Founder & CEO
Lynne M. Sprugel is Vice President and Managing Director, International Sourcing Operations for Academy International Limited, a subsidiary of Academy Sports and Outdoors, a US Sporting Goods and Outdoor Lifestyle Retailer based in Katy (Houston), Texas. Lynne moved to Hong Kong in January 2014 to establish the Asia Sourcing Hub office for Asia expansion, opening in April 2014.
Prior to January 2014, Lynne was Vice President of Global Sourcing at Academy, Ltd., based in Katy, TX, where she was responsible for the Global Sourcing function including Brand Management, Product Development, Raw Materials Sourcing, Technical Design/Technology, Global Production, Sourcing, Global Sourcing Technology, & Quality Assurance (including QA Testing Center, Assembly Center, and Asia QA Inspection Team).
Prior to joining Academy, Lynne was Vice President--International Sourcing, Logistics, and Compliance for Jerell Ltd., the womenswear division of The Haggar Clothing Co. At JCPenney Purchasing Corporation, Lynne managed the International Sourcing Dept. and Customs Broker Operations/Payment Processing.
Lynne graduated from Texas Christian University with a BA in International Affairs, with Marketing and Spanish minors, and a BBA in International Business from Washington State University. She completed her MBA in International Management (Global Supply Chain Management) from the University of Dallas. Lynne is a licensed U.S. Customs Broker.
Lynne is on the Board of Directors of Americas Apparel Association Network (AAPN), past National Vice-President of The Organization of Women in International Trade, past President and Founder of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of Women in International Trade, Council of Supply Chain Management (CSCMP), International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA). Lynne has been an Adjunct Professor at several US universities.