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Jewelers for Children Announces Board of Director Elections

Jeffrey Cohen has been elected chairman, effective October 1.

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(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — The Jewelers for Children has completed its annual board of director elections and has added nine new directors and re-elected three. 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 a two-year term as chair.

Officers elected for one-year terms are Craig Stern, Rogers Enterprises as Vice President of Fundraising, Katherine Bodoh, American Gem Society, Vice President of Charity Programs, Jenny Luker, PGI USA Jewelry, Vice President of Marketing, Eric Zuckerman, PacTeam Group, Vice President 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.  said Cohen. 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.  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.

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All terms began on October 1, 2023 coinciding with the start of the organization’s fiscal year.

Jewelers for Children was founded in 1999 by the U.S. jewelry industry with the mission of helping children in need. Since its inception, JFC has donated more than $ 61 million to programs enhancing the lives of children.

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