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WJA Names New Board Members

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The board has 31 members.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — The Women’s Jewelry Association announced that Rebecca Foerster and Jen Cullen Williams have joined 31-member WJA International Board.INSTORE WJAboardmembersJen Cullen Williams and Rebecca Foerster.

“We are so excited to welcome both Rebecca and Jen to the WJA International Board,” said WJA President Brandee Dallow.

“Both women bring powerful skillsets and tremendous knowledge of our industry. I have no doubt that their contributions both to the WJA Board as well as to the women of our industry — most importantly, to our members — will be exceptional.”

Both women have a history of supporting the international board as well as their local WJA chapters, WJA said in a press release.
Foerster is the executive vice president of strategic planning and marketing at Leo Schachter Diamonds and will co-lead WJA’s Sponsorship Committee.

Cullen Williams, managing director at Luxury Brand Group, is the immediate past president of the WJA Los Angeles chapter. She will support various board initiatives, including education.

WJA also honored outgoing board members for their service:

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  • Ruth Batson of the American Gem Society, immediate past president.
  • Andrea Hansen of LUXE INTELLIGENCE.
  • Michelle Orman of Last Word Communications.

“These remarkable directors have served the Women’s Jewelry Association for more than 30 years combined,” says Dallow. “Each has added unique and lasting value to the organization. We thank them for their service.”

The WJA Board is led by an executive committee made up of President Brandee Dallow, Rio Tinto Diamonds; President-Elect Jenny Luker, Platinum Guild International; Treasurer Kristie Nicolosi, The Kingswood Company; Secretary Michelle Peranteau, Harry Winston; Vice President of Chapter Affairs Desiree Hanson, NPD Group; and past President Ann Arnold, Buyers Intelligence Group.

For the complete list of the WJA 2017-2018 Board members, visit www.womensjewelryassociation.com/content.asp?contentid=212.

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