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The Next Tommy Hilfiger

The article about Emily Li Mandri by Maria Blackburn [Spring ’11] can be summed up as “Necessity is the Mother of Invention.”

Many years ago, Tommy Hilfiger from Elmira, NY—15 miles from Corning, NY—started like Emily. He closed down his clothing store in Elmira and moved to New York City in search of bigger things. There, he met Moorjani and others—to start his own business that is well-known to all of us.

Emily will find, I hope, similar connections to help her multiply with her business education.

-Satinder Mullick, PhD ’65