She was previously the assistant executive director.

The Atlanta Jewelry Show announced the promotion of Libby Brown to the role of executive director.

She takes over from Carol Young, who held the position for the past 20 years.

“I’m definitely stepping into big shoes,” said Brown, who has served as assistant executive director for 17 years. “Carol has led this organization with true dedication. I can’t begin to describe how much I have learned from her over the years. I owe Carol a huge debt of gratitude for all she taught me, and for all the fun we have had working together. The team and I are determined to continue the exciting changes that she initiated in the past year. We are really going to miss her.”

This spring, the Atlanta Jewelry Show introduced a new floor plan, education program and look.

“Carol goes out on a high note,” said Steve Binder, president of the board of the Southern Jewelry Traveler’s Association Inc., the organization that produces the Atlanta Jewelry Show. “Carol has some career experiences she’d like to pursue now that she’s spent 20 years with us. She stayed a bit longer than she intended, but she wanted to make sure that the relaunch of the show was accomplished first. She said that she leaves knowing the show is in capable hands, pointed in the right direction. We truly wish her the best.”

Brown, along with the rest of the Atlanta Jewelry Show team, will continue to develop the show community and experience according to their new strategic plan, developed in 2016.

“As a not-for-profit trade show, we are able to reinvest everything the show earns back into the exhibitor and retailer experience,” Brown said. “We are all very excited about the path we are on. Watch for more exciting developments at our next show in August!”

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