Matt Priest

President, Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA)

Matt Priest is a leader in the footwear and textiles industry and currently serves as President of the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA), the largest and most effective footwear association in the United States. In this role, Matt serves as the executive in charge of FDRA’s day-to-day operations, ensuring the association meets and exceeds its advocacy and education goals on behalf of the footwear industry. Priest’s other commitments include membership of the Industry Advisory Board at the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University, Executive in Residence at the College of Textiles, guest lecturer at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and honorary member of the Footwear Youth Leadership Group of the Taiwan Footwear Manufacturers Association. His tenure in the business provides him with the experience and network needed to take Soles4Souls to the next level.