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Stephen Sothmann

Stephen Sothmann


US Hide, Skin and Leather Association

Stephen Sothmann is the President of the U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA).  He was appointed to this role in 2013 after serving as USHSLA’s Director of International Affairs for three years.

Prior to joining USHSLA, Sothmann worked as a member of the legislative staff of a United States Senator. Sothmann received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University, a Master of Business Administration degree from the Indiana University School of Business, and Juris Doctor degree from the Indiana University School of Law.

The USHSLA is a full-service industry trade organization focused on representing the interests of the U.S. hides, skins and wet blue leather products industry. Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Washington DC, the association provides its members with government, public relations, and international trade assistance and support. The U.S. hides and skins industry is one of the largest raw materials suppliers to the global leather industry.

Recently, the USHSLA announced an organizational merger with the Leather Industries of America (LIA), and as of January 1, 2020 the newly merged organization will be known as the Leather and Hide Council of America.

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