The Hosiery Association (THA) has elected Robert H. Yoe chairman of the board. Yoe was elected on September 28 during THA's 95th Annual Meeting and Convention. Yoe and THA's five officers and four directors will take office effective November 1, 2000. In July, Yoe joined Crescent Hosiery Mills, Inc as president and CEO. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of DeSoto Mills. In 1987, he became vice president of Walton Monroe, working in manufacturing, finance and accounting. He joined Walton Monroe after working with Avondale Mills in various sales, marketing, and controller capacities. "The current U.S. business environment is in a state of rapid structural change," Yoe stated. "There are megatrends driving this change. We will either react to the changes these trends bring or be acted upon by the change."