(RALEIGH, N.C.) - The North Carolina Jewelers Association (NCJA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Kirk as Executive Director, effective immediately. The Board’s action comes with the fullest confidence that Kirk will be an excellent steward of NCJA’s goals and an advocate for North Carolina jewelers.
Kirk, a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, has worked in Chicago for Golin Harris International as a public relations account executive with Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities, has years of experience as a freelance writer, and recently worked in the psychology department at East Carolina University.
Kirk says of her new position: “The North Carolina Jewelers Association has and will continue to play a unique and vital role in the promotion of positive development and profitable practices for North Carolina small business jewelers. This Association is a strong group of dynamic professionals whose interaction and relationships continue to share and promote successful ideas, strategies, and innovation within the industry.”
NCJA Board President, Brad Padgett stated: “The board is excited to have Jane as our new Executive Director. Her experience and energy will serve to enhance, strengthen and preserve the responsibilities of this position.”
The NCJA, in alliance with the South Carolina Jewelers Association, is currently preparing for it’s annual conference in Charleston, SC at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, April 28th – 30th. There will be numerous educational and networking events.