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Jewelers for Children Announces Board of Directors; Reeds’ Alan Zimmer Named Chair October 18, 2021 (0 comments)


New York, NY— Alan Zimmer, (image) president and CEO of Wilmington, NC-based Reeds Jewelers in Wilmington, NC, has been elected as the new chair of the Jewelers for Children board of directors. He replaces Debra Puzio, founder and creative director of StarLuxe Branding LLC, who completed a two-year term as chair. 

“It’s an honor to serve as the chair of Jewelers for Children and continue the amazing work of this organization and our entire industry, said Zimmer.  The support from our donors has been amazing helping to ensure we will be helping children in need for many years to come and following Debra who faced so many challenges during her term is truly humbling.”

Additionally, Jewelers for Children has added eight new directors and re-elected seven to its board. 

Officers elected for one-year terms are John White, vice-president for charity programs; Jeffrey Cohen, Citizen Watch America, vice-president for fundraising; Eric Zuckerman, Pac Team Group, vice-president for special programs; Jenny Luker, Platinum Guild International, vice-president marketing and public relations; Bill Luth, Signet Jewelers, Ltd., secretary; and Charles Stanley, Forevermark USA, treasurer. Puzio will serve as immediate past chair and chair of the nominating committee.  

New directors who were elected to three-year terms are Matthijs Braakman, Smartwork Media; Joe Corey, Day’s Jewelers; Brandee Dallow, SCS Global Services; Bobbi Hansen, Fred Meyer Jewelers; Roopam Jain, Jewelmark; Ajay Javeri, Diamour, Inc.; Martin Rapaport, Rapaport; and Dov Tannenbaum, Leo Schachter Diamonds.  

The seven directors who were re-elected to second terms are Theresia Dschida, Claire’s; Nathan Dweck, Jacmel Jewelry; Beth Gerstein, Brilliant Earth; Sheri Ihde, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company; Dave Meleski, Richline Group; Craig Rottenberg, Long’s Jewelers; and Craig Stern, Rogers Enterprises. 

All current terms began on October 1, coinciding with the organization’s fiscal year.

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