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Jewelers for Children elects new officers and directors

Debra Puzio elected Chair

(NEW YORK) - The Jewelers for Children (JFC) board of directors held elections at their semi-annual meeting in Las Vegas in June.  Debra Puzio, founder and creative director of StarLuxe Branding, LLC was elected board chair.  She replaces Pamela Mortensen, J. C. Penney, who served two, one-year terms as chair.  New officers, along with nine new directors, were also elected.    

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Michael Stover joins United PMR as Director of Technical Services

Will lead company’s technical support team

(ALDEN, N.Y.) - United Precious Metal Refining, Inc., a global supplier of metals for the jewelry industry and the largest US-owned primary precious metals refinery in the country, announced that Michael “Mike” Stover has joined the company as the new Director of Technical Services. Mike has been a visible figure within the jewelry casting community world-wide over the past 22 years working closely with casters and jewelers providing technical solutions.

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Josh Hayes named Wilkerson & Associates Vice-President

WilkersonJosh Hayes, Vice-President of Wilkerson and Associates(STUTTGART, AR) - Wilkerson & Associates named Josh Hayes Vice President at its annual conference in September. The Arkansas-based company is one of the largest U.S. national jewelry liquidators by volume. Richard Hayes serves as president and founder Bobby Wilkerson as Chairman of the Board.

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WJA appoints new Executive Director

Association also moves headquarters to New York

(NEW YORK) - The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) has moved its headquarters back to New York City and appointed a new executive director, Jennifer Markas, effective Sept. 10. Bernadette Mack, the outgoing executive director, will work with Markas during her transition.

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IGI names Avi Levy new North American President

IGI(NEW YORK) - The International Gemological Institute (IGI) announced September 3rd that Avi Levy will serve as the new president of IGI North America. Avi succeeds seasoned industry veteran Jerry Ehrenwald, GG, ASA, who has served as IGI North America president and CEO since 1991.

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Jewelers Mutual named to 2019 Ward’s 50

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has been named to the 2019 list of Ward’s 50® top performing insurance companies, marking the ninth consecutive year for this recognition. The award recognizes outstanding financial results in the areas of safety, consistency, and performance over a five-year period from 2014-18.

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Industry trailblazer Kathryn Kimmel retires from GIA

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - Kathryn Kimmel, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, will retire from GIA (Gemological Institute of America) on Aug. 30. During her 29 years of dedicated service to the Institute and its mission to protect consumers, she built a remarkable and enduring legacy.

GIA KimmellKathryn Kimmel during a previous GIA Jewelry Career Fair.

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