FORA.tv Speaker - Kenneth Cole
Kenneth Cole is an American clothing designer, and the Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Kenneth Cole Productions Inc.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, his father, Charles Cole, owned the El Greco shoe manufacturing company. Cole graduated from John L. Miller Great Neck North High School in 1972. Before learning the family business and starting his own company in 1982, Cole graduated from Emory College of Arts and Sciences of Emory University in 1976.
Kenneth Cole Productions was founded in 1982. In the summer of 2007, Kenneth Cole Productions began their "Awearness" Campaign, which will produce a line of T-shirts to benefit the charities that the company supports, and proceeds will go to the Awearness Fund.