SJTA Announces 2022 Board of Directors
This includes a new role of show ambassador, to which three industry members have been appointed.
The executive board is as follows.
-- President: Steve Binder, Lafonn;
-- Executive Vice President: Rhett Hartzog, Heera Moti;
-- Vice President: Tom Schlotman, Victor Corporation; and
-- Secretary-Treasurer: Joseph Tsui, Empire Corporation.
The directors are Elesa Dillon of Southern Jewelry & Mid-America Jewelry News, Lou Mazza of Raymond Mazza, and Allison Peck of Brevani/Color Merchants.
Jamie Schaller of Bulova and Ross Wesdorp of Jewel-Craft were appointed as advisors.
Additionally, new for this year, the SJTA created the role of show ambassador, charged with representing the group in a positive light, increasing community awareness and engagement, promoting AJS, and serving as a liaison between stakeholders and the association.
The following have been appointed to the new role: Rajesh Lalwani of Roma Designs, Allan Cagle of Soprafino and Brilliant Elements, and Suresh Mulani of Reko Settings.
The association held its elections for the board on Nov. 19.
“I am personally delighted to welcome such a strong group of board members, and I look forward to serving with each of them in the coming year,” Binder said.
“I’m also very pleased that this team will lead the next chapter of our work, as they have individually demonstrated exceptional commitment to advancing SJTA’s mission, and we’re looking forward their leadership.”
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