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Jewelers for Children Elects New Board Members With Jeffrey Cohen As Chair June 21, 2023 (0 comments)


New York, NY--The Jewelers for Children Board of Directors has added nine new directors and re-elected three others in its recently annual board meeting.  Jeffrey A. Cohen, president of Citizen Watch America has been elected chairman, effective October 1, 2023. He will replace Alan Zimmer, president and CEO of Reeds Jewelers, who will complete his two-year term as chair. 


Officers elected for one-year terms are Craig Stern, Rogers Enterprises as VP of Fundraising; Katherine Bodoh, American Gem Society, VP of Charity Programs; Jenny Luker, PGI USA Jewelry, VP of Marketing; Eric Zuckerman, PacTeam Group, VP of Special Programs; Mark Goldberg, Rolex Watch USA, treasurer; Jake Duneier, Clyde Duneier, secretary; and Alexi Padis, Padis Jewelry, Legacy of Hope. Zimmer will serve as immediate past chair and chair of the nominating committee. 

“I am honored to serve as the Chair of Jewelers for Children in continuing the amazing work of this organization and our entire industry.” Cohen said. “We are thrilled with the support we have received from our donors, which has been truly incredible in helping to ensure we are improving the lives of children for many years to come.”

“I would like to thank Alan for his time as Chair,” Cohen added. “As a leader in the industry, Alan was instrumental in bringing much awareness to new donors and played a key role in the younger generation’s involvement in the charity.”

New directors who were elected to three-year terms are: Margot Grinberg, Movado Group; Ivette Nersesyan-Stephanopoulos, De Beers; Suzanne Adams, Assurant; Hasu Dholakia, H.K. Designs; Jen Stevens, Amazon; Kevin Mays, John Mays Jewelers; Pinny Gniswich, DelMar Manufacturing; Richard Cannava, Overskies; and Dominick Gabriel, Gabriel & Co.

The three directors who completed three-year terms and were elected to second, three-year terms are Gus Garcia, Bottom Line Marketing; Lisa Rae Gould, Asurion, and Brittney Zimmer, Reeds Jewelers.

All terms will begin on October 1, coinciding with the start of the organization’s fiscal year.

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