Deirdre Quinn, CEO of Lafayette 148 New York, Named Board Trustee at The Brooklyn Hospital CenterJune 3, 2019
The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) is delighted to announce that Deirdre Quinn, CEO and Co-Founder of Lafayette 148 New York, a New York-based women’s fashion brand, was appointed to its Board of Trustees.
“As a born-and-bred New Yorker and recent arrival in Brooklyn, I’m very inspired by the hospital’s mission of serving the community,” says Ms. Quinn. “Because of my demanding schedule, I tend to be very selective about the causes I support, but I immediately felt a connection to TBHC. I couldn’t be more excited about using my experience as an entrepreneur to help my new Brooklyn community.”
Since 1845, TBHC has provided outstanding health services to Brooklyn, ensuring optimal patient care through staff expertise, advanced technology, and innovative medical and surgical treatments. Located in Downtown Brooklyn, TBHC is a clinical affiliate of The Mount Sinai Hospital and an academic affiliate of The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. TBHC is proud to be a part of an incredibly diverse borough and is committed to Keeping Brooklyn Healthy.
Created in 1996, Lafayette 148 (named after the address in SoHo where it was founded) is known for sophisticated, clean-lined designs that fuse luxurious fabrics, outstanding craftsmanship and a modern sensibility inspired by the dynamism of New York City. With its own workshop and production, Lafayette 148 New York is one of the rare vertically integrated fashion brands.
Ms. Quinn’s early love of the craft led her to a degree in fashion design. Before founding Lafayette 148, her passion for fashion production and merchandizing led her to executive positions with Donna Karan, Escada and Liz Claiborne.
A strong believer in enriching the world through education, Ms. Quinn serves on the board of the School of Dreams, an elementary school funded by Lafayette 148 New York that provides a subsidized private education to the children of Shantou, as well as on the board of the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is Associate Partner with the Partnership for NYC, and proud member of C200, a committee of the world’s most successful female corporate leaders and entrepreneurs. She has received numerous honors, including the Fashion Group International Corporate Leadership Award, the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and The Elly Awards.