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Edge Retail Academy Promotes Becka Johnson Kibby

New vice president runs sales and operations of consulting firm.





Becka Johnson Kibby

(PRESS RELEASE) The Edge Retail Academy (ERA), the leading retail jewelry business consulting and data aggregation company, announced that Becka Johnson Kibby has been promoted to vice president, and will oversee the firm’s sales, consulting and data operations.

David Brown, Edge Retail Academy president, commented, “this promotion recognizes the huge contribution Becka makes year-round to our growing team and our clients. In my opinion, we wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for her leadership, combined with her meticulous planning and attention to detail.”

Dick Abbott, co-owner of Edge Retail Academy and president of The Edge, added, “Becka is loyal and committed, and capable of carrying on the company goals for David Brown and myself.”

Becka will continue to be the company’s point person on sales and services to retailers, as well as manage their team of employees and oversee all of the company’s sales and consulting services.

“I look forward to continue to lead the Edge Retail Academy’s team of talented employees, as well as further develop our programs and platforms, to better serve our clients and fuel our growth,” said Becka Johnson Kibby.”


Ms. Johnson Kibby brings 30+ years of extensive experience in retail fine jewelry sales, management and training, including positions with Robbins Brothers: The Engagement Ring Store, Borsheims, Helzberg Diamonds and Jay B Rudolph. She will celebrate 10 years with Edge Retail Academy in February 2023.

Becka is a Graduate Gemologist (GIA), worked as an instructor with the Gemological Institute of America, and is a past member on the Program Advisory Committee for GIA. She held a position on the International Board of Directors for the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) for many years and received the 2015 Award for Excellence in the category of special services.



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