Leadership


Meet our leadership team.

Melissa Burgess Taylor

Melissa Burgess Taylor

Chairman & CEO

Fruit of the Loom, Inc.

Melissa Burgess Taylor was named Chairman and CEO of Fruit of the Loom, Inc., in December of 2016. In this role, she has overall responsibility for the Company’s global operations, financial performance, and strategic vision. Melissa has been with Fruit of the Loom for more than 17 years and has held various leadership roles within the organization. She most recently served as Senior Vice President of Brand Management & Sales for the Fruit of the Loom and Vanity Fair Brands, leading Marketing, Merchandising, Sales, Brand Communications and Creative Services for Fruit of the Loom, Vanity Fair, Lily of France, Vassarette and Curvation brands.​ Prior to joining Fruit of the Loom, Melissa held roles with Hanesbrands and Mercantile Department Stores. Melissa received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing with a minor in textiles and clothing from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY.

  • Bobby Berry

    SVP, Chief Information Officer

    Fruit of the Loom, Inc.

    Bobby Berry was named Sr. Vice President, Chief Information Officer for Fruit of the Loom, Inc., in August 2021. His primary responsibilities include the overall leadership, planning and management of the Company’s information technology strategy, development, and implementation to support business growth objectives. Bobby joined Fruit of the Loom, Inc. in 2004 and had various roles including SVP Business Solutions with responsibility for I.T. infrastructure, cyber security and digital initiatives.

    Bobby is a native of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Kentucky.

  • Chris Champion

    EVP, Corporate Business Development & General Counsel

    Fruit of the Loom, Inc.

    Chris Champion is Executive Vice President, Corporate Business Development & General Counsel for Fruit of the Loom, Inc. Chris began his career with Russell Corporation in 1994 as a Staff Attorney and served as Deputy General Counsel and Director of Government Relations for Russell until 2005. From 2005-2006, Chris served as Vice President and General Counsel for publicly traded Aarons, Inc. Following Fruit of the Loom’s acquisition of Russell in 2006, Chris returned to Russell as Senior Vice President, General Counsel. In 2011, Chris was named General Counsel for Fruit of the Loom, Inc., with overall responsibility for global legal affairs. In 2013, Chris was named EVP, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer with additional responsibilities for internal audit, corporate social responsibility, and customs compliance. Chris is a native of Alabama and earned his undergraduate degree at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala. He earned his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.

  • Scott Greene

    SVP, Brand Management, Russell Athletic, Spalding & Activewear

    Fruit of the Loom, Inc.

    Scott Greene was named Senior Vice President of Brand Management for Russell Athletic, Spalding & Activewear in October 2018. In his current role, Scott has responsibility for setting the strategic vision for the Russell Athletic, Spalding and Activewear business units, including brand management for the Russell Athletic, Spalding and Jerzees brands. Since joining Fruit of the Loom in 1999, Scott has worked in a variety of leadership roles throughout the organization. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development.

    Prior to joining Fruit, Scott served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.

  • Rocky Price

    EVP & Chief Financial Officer

    Fruit of the Loom, Inc.

    Rocky Price is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fruit of the Loom, Inc., which includes the Fruit of the Loom, Vanity Fair, Russell Athletic and Spalding businesses. He has responsibility for all financial aspects of the Company’s operations, as well as cotton purchasing.

    Rocky joined Fruit of the Loom, Inc., in 2006 as Senior Vice President of Finance during the acquisition of the Russell Corporation. He has more than 27 years of experience in the apparel industry in various financial roles. Prior to joining Fruit of the Loom, Inc., Rocky spent six years with Russell Corporation and 14 years with the Sara Lee Corporation in various roles within the company’s Hanes intimate apparel and outerwear businesses. Rocky started his career as an officer in the United States Marine Corps in 1979. He holds a BS in Business Administration from The Citadel and an MBA from Wake Forest University.

  • Tonda Spencer

    SVP, Forecasting, Operations Planning, Replenishment, Procurement, Distribution and Customer Service

    Fruit of the Loom, Inc.

    Tonda R. Spencer is the Senior Vice President Customer Service Operations for Fruit of the Loom, Vanity Fair, Russell Athletic and Spalding businesses. Tonda joined the Company in 1987. She has held various roles and responsibilities during her career. Tonda has over 33 years of experience in the apparel business with Fruit of the Loom, Inc. Her current responsibilities include Forecasting, Operations Planning, Procurement, Customer Service, Customer Replenishment, Transportation and Distribution.

  • Jeff Thurman

    SVP, Manufacturing & Sourcing Operations

    Fruit of the Loom, Inc.

    Jeff Thurman is Sr. Vice President of Manufacturing & Sourcing Operations. He joined the Company in 1990 and held various leadership positions throughout his career. Jeff leads a diverse team including Product and Process Engineering, Sourcing, Quality, and Manufacturing Operations globally.

    Jeff is also an executive sponsor of the Company’s sustainability initiative, Fruitful Futures, along with Fruit of the Loom’s Green Teams which engages our global employees in the Company’s sustainability commitment. Jeff is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University.

  • Terri Wiethorn

    EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

    Fruit of the Loom, Inc.

    Terri Wiethorn joined Fruit of the Loom, Inc., as Executive ​Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in January 2014. Terri has more than 20 years of experience in global human resources in the technology and manufacturing industries. Her career began in the US Army, where she served four years as a munitions specialist in domestic and international locations. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Management and the Senior Professional HR (SPHR) certification. Following her military assignment, Terri held several roles within the Labor & Employment Law Department at GE Aircraft Engines in Cincinnati, including program responsibilities for Equal Employment Opportunity and Alternative Dispute Resolution. She later transitioned into the human resources organization where she held a variety of progressive roles supporting global organizations and employees from manufacturing operations to sales and marketing. Terri joined Invensys Rail North America in Louisville, Ky., as Vice President, Human Resources in April 2008 and was later promoted to Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Invensys Rail Corporation in 2011. Terri provided strategic leadership and direction to a global HR organization in support of the execution of the Rail Division business strategy by aligning HR resources and systems, setting priorities, and participating in the overall governance of the HR function.