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Diamonds Do Good Announces New Board Elections; ALROSA USA’s Rebecca Foerster Will Lead January 18, 2021 (0 comments)


New York, NY—At its semi-annual board meeting last week, Diamonds Do Good (DDG) unanimously approved 10 new members to join its board of directors. Veteran executive committee member Rebecca Foerster (image), president of ALROSA USA, was elected as the board’s president, taking over from outgoing president Anna Martin, senior vice president of global development and beneficiation for GIA. Martin remains on the executive committee as immediate past president. Kathy Corey, co-owner of Maine-based Days Jewelers was elected vice-president and Yancy Weinrich, chief growth officer at Reed Exhibitions, remains on the board as treasurer. 

Foerster has served on the Diamonds Do Good board for 10 years and on the executive committee for four years, chairing the organization’s marketing, fundraising and nominating committees.  

In addition, 10 new board members from all sectors of the industry—including multiple next-generation jewelers—were inducted. They are:

Foerster said, “We are thrilled to welcome these incredible new board members many of whom represent the next generation in our industry and all of whom have expressed their passion for the mission of Diamonds Do Good.” 

Martin added, “It has been a privilege to serve as president for the past four years for an organization that shares my values. I am very confident Rebecca will continue the positive impact Diamonds Do Good has made for so many communities and I look forward to working with her to encourage the industry to share these stories with their customers as it is not only good for business, it is a responsibility for the entire industry.”

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