Kenya N. Wiley
Founder and CEO
Kenya Wiley is Founder and CEO of the Fashion Innovation Alliance (FIA)â€”a collective and consultancy specializing in policy and regulatory compliance, access to capital, inclusion and innovation for fashion tech and beauty tech. Since FIAâ€™s launch in 2016, the Alliance has brought together visionaries in fashion, technology, and government through numerous initiatives. FIA has also served as a resource for emerging and enterprise companies at the intersection of fashion, retail and technologyâ€”providing policy and business advice on data security/privacy, intellectual property and effective strategies for navigating Washingtonâ€™s complex regulatory and legislative environment.
Kenya previously worked for the Motion Picture Association of Americaâ€™s (MPAA) legal department, where she led MPAAâ€™s inaugural academic outreach program and provided legal and public policy guidance on intellectual property and technology issues.
Prior to working in the private sector, Kenya served as Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor for the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. In this role, Kenya advised Committee members and Senate leadership on the confirmation process of political nominees and key legislative issues, including cybersecurity, information technology, delivery and logistics, and labor and employment.
Kenya currently chairs the ASTM International Task Group on Data Security for Smart Textiles, and she is an active member of Fashion Group International. Kenya is also the recipient of the Howard University School of Law 2012 Intelligent Design Award for her outstanding contributions to fashion law and policy. Kenya received her B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. Kenya is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar and the Illinois State Bar.