News

Advanced Search

Jewelers of America Elects New Chair

Aug 4, 2019 8:00 AM   By Rapaport News
Comment Comment Email Email Print Print Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Share Share


RAPAPORT... Jewelers of America (JA) has elected Holly Wesche, a third-generation jeweler, to head its board of directors.

Wesche, who is the owner of Wesche Jewelers in Florida, will succeed outgoing chair John Henne, the organization said last week. She was previously president of the Florida Jewelers Association, speaker for the Jewelers Education Foundation, and vice chair of the Leading Jewelers of the World.

“Holly Wesche has already made tremendous contributions to our board,” said JA CEO David Bonaparte. “She is a brilliant businesswoman whose passion for Jewelers of America runs deep.”

In addition to Wesche, the newly elected directors are as follows:

Lawrence Bock, owner and president of Texas luxury jeweler Bachendorf’s
Caryl Capeci, president of Chow Tai Fook, North America
Tobey Ritchie, vice president of Harry Ritchie’s in Oregon
Lenny Kramer, executive vice president of sales for Leo Schachter in New York
Stan Razny, owner of Razny Jewelers in Chicago

The election took place at JA’s biannual board meeting in New York on July 30.

Image: John Henne (left) and Holly Wesche (right). (Jewelers of America)
Tags: Bachendorf’s, Caryl Capeci, Chow Tai Fook, David Bonaparte, Florida Jewelers Association, Harry Ritchie’s, Holly Wesche, ja, Jewelers Education Foundation, Jewelers of America, John Henne, Lawrence Bock, Leading Jewelers of the World, Lenny Kramer, Leo Schachter, Rapaport News, razny jewelers, Stan Razny, Tobey Ritchie, Wesche Jewelers
Similar Articles
Rapaport LogoRapaport Weekly Market Comment
Aug 22, 2019
Polished inventory levels starting to decline as manufacturers cut production and rough buying. Small Aug. sight
Erich Jacobs JBT thumbnailJBT Names New President
Aug 20, 2019
The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) has appointed Erich Jacobs president. He will succeed Richard Weisenfeld,
Comments: (0)  Add comment Add Comment
Arrange Comments Last to First
© Copyright 1978-2019 by Martin Rapaport. All rights reserved. Index®, RapNet®, Rapaport®, PriceGrid™, Diamonds.Net™, and JNS®; are TradeMarks of Martin Rapaport.
While the information presented is from sources we believe reliable, we do not guarantee the accuracy or validity of any information presented by Rapaport or the views expressed by users of our internet service.