Stephanie previously served as the Marketing Director for Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., one of the largest producers of wholesale trade shows. In that role, she honed her skills in event planning and marketing to grow the nation’s premier bridal trade show, the National Bridal Market Chicago, and to launch the highly acclaimed New York International Bridal Week in Manhattan from the ground up. Stephanie coordinated events ranging from lectures to award galas to couture fashion shows.
She received a degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising from Dominican University in River Forest, IL, just outside of Chicago. After nearly 15 years in Chicago, Stephanie recently moved to Philadelphia with her husband, Cory, who is completing a residency in dermatology. Stephanie resides in Center City and enjoys trying Philly’s many great restaurants, biking along the Schuylkill River Path, exploring the city and traveling abroad.
Stephanie became a member of FGI in 2005. She currently works as a Special Event Planner. She is passionate about fashion, travel and food.
When asked how being a member of Fashion Group International has benefited her, Stephanie said “FGI helped me as a young professional by providing me with an outlet to meet leaders in the industry and giving me the confidence to build lasting relationships with mentors, colleagues and friends.”
Stephanie’s mission for The Fashion Group International of Philadelphia is to unify the city’s fashion community through improved communication, educational programming and exciting special events. “Philadelphia has so much to offer and so many talented professionals! It’s time for everyone to come together and elevate all of our efforts,” Ambuehl said.