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WJA Names New International Board

Feb 11, 2018 10:02 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) has elected Jenny Luker, president of Platinum Guild International, as its new international-board president.

Sara Yood, senior counsel of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, will serve as treasurer, while Rebecca Moskal, a partner at jewelry-marketing firm Communiqué, will take on the position of corporate secretary. Lauren Thompson of Jewelers of America is the association’s new vice president of chapter affairs.

“We have a new executive committee and a board reflecting our diverse membership in terms of geography and segment of the industry,” said Luker (pictured). “This gives us a chance to view our mission with fresh eyes. The range and depth of experience of our board members, and our strong regional chapters and affiliates, are our greatest assets.” 

Also serving on the 2018 board are outgoing board president Brandee Dallow; Molly Bell, WJA advisory council member; former president Kendra Bridelle; Jacqueline Cassaway; and Brenda Gamba, president of the WJA Foundation Board.

Three US regional directors have been elected to liaise between the international board and each of the WJA chapters: Danielle Ingwer Cohen, Sara Commers and Jen Cullen Williams.

Returning board members are:

Regina Ciarleglio
Craig Selimotic Danforth
Katie Dominesey
Peggy Jo Donahue
Monica Elias
Rebecca Foerster
Myriam Gumuchian
Desiree Hanson
Hayley Henning
Debbie Hiss
Katy Jones
Allison Neumann
Kristie Nicolosi
Erin O’Donnell
Michelle Peranteau
Maren Rosen
Benjamin Smithee
Clare Ullman
Trina Woldt
Tags: Brandee Dallow, Brenda Gamba, International Board, Jenny Luker, Lauren Thompson, Molly Bell, Rapaport News, Rebecca Moskal, Sara Yood, wja, Women’s Jewelry Association
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