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FIT Change-maker Editorial

Meet the aspirational change-makers that FIT has recognized Haley Schwartz, Victor Glemaud, Zaldy and Bibhu Mohapatra.

The PETE Prize is inspired by Peter G. Scotese, Chairman Emeritus of the FIT Board of Trustees, and a pioneering entrepreneur.

Funding for the prize is provided by Edwin A. Goodman, former Chair of the FIT Board of Trustees, and a partner of Activate Venture Partners.

Peter Scotese

Pete Scotese has been long recognized as a leader and visionary in the textile industry. During his distinguished career, Pete was president of one of the nation's largest producers of textile home furnishings, where his leadership brought impressive long term growth.

His intrepid and unwaivering drive to 'do good' won Pete two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star medal for his bravery. Pete has been a great friend to FIT and an inspiration to young entrepreneurs committed to bold and positive change with their creative ideas.

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