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Jewelers For Children Elects 10 Directors to the Board

Oct 2, 2012 6:47 AM   By Deena Taylor
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RAPAPORT... Jewelers for Children (JFC) appointed  new directors to serve a three-year term on its board as of October 1, 2012.

The new directors will serve on JFC committees and assist in fundraising and program development. They include:
  • Scott Berger, Pandora North America
  • David Bonaparte, Jewelers of America
  • Alan Chinich, Movado Group
  • David Cochran, Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America
  • Jeffrey Corey, Day's Jewelers
  • Vicki Cunningham, Cunningham Fine Jewelers
  • Jerry Ehrenwald, International Gemological Institute
  • Eddie Le Vian, Le Vian
  • Scott McQuaid, In House Jewelers
  • Yancy Weinrich, JCK Events/Reed Expositions
“Adding these very impressive individuals is a tremendous boost to the JFC board," said Peter Engel, JFC's chairman of the board. Engel noted that the new members along with re-elected and continuing directors provide JFC with some of the broadest representation across the industry since the charity began.

JFC also re-elected  current members to serve another three-year term:
  • Patrick Drummond, Jewelers Mutual Insurance
  • Gail Friedman, Sarah Leonard Fine Jewelers
  • Howard Hauben, H2 Event/Centurion Jewelry Shows
  • John Hayes, Goodman's Jewelers
  • Daniel Mawicke, Richemont North America
  • Sally Morrison, World Gold Council
  • Pamela Mortensen, JCPenney
  • Carol Pennelli, David Yurman
  • Debra Puzio, QVC
  • Bobby Wilkerson, Wilkerson and Associates
Officers re-elected to a second, one-year term are:
  • Peter Engel, Fred Meyer Jewelers
  • Ruth Batson, American Gem Society
  • Mark Light, Sterling
  • Joel Schechter, honora
  • Steven Kaiser, Kaiser Time
  • Jim De Mattei, Viewpoint
  • Dennis Ulrich, Richline Group
  • Edward Bridge, Ben Bridge Jeweler
The following six directors concluded their terms on the board:
  • John Bosco, HSN
  • Susan Jacques, Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts
  • Anna Martin, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Jan-Patrick Schmitz, Montblanc North America
  • Laura Swan, Kohl's
  • Craig Underwood, Underwood's Fine Jewelers  
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