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WJA Brings New Executive Director on Board

Sep 8, 2019 5:55 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) has appointed Jennifer Markas as executive director, succeeding Bernadette Mack.

Markas was previously in charge of sustainability reporting and communications at Tiffany & Co., and was an event leader in the jeweler’s first employee resource group for women. She also founded and headed development for Damsels in Design, a networking organization that fostered professional and educational opportunities for women in the design industry.

“Jennifer’s passion for women’s issues coupled with an understanding of the jewelry and design industries uniquely prepares her to support our members and partners and lead WJA’s efforts to advance equality and diversity in the fine-jewelry and watch industries,” WJA president Jenny Luker said last week.

In light of Mack’s departure, the WJA has moved its headquarters back to New York City from Virginia. Markas will assume her new role on September 10, and Mack, who has been with WJA since 2012, will work with her until the end of the month, WJA noted.

Image: Jennifer Markas. (Women’s Jewelry Association)
Tags: Bernadette Mack, Damsels in Design, Jennifer Markas, Jenny Luker, Rapaport News, Tiffany & CO., wja, Women’s Jewelry Association
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