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Jewelers of America Elects New Chair

Aug 4, 2019 8:00 AM   By Rapaport News
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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)
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