AJDC Announces New President
The American Jewelry Design Council has named Paul Klecka to the role.
Paul Klecka will replace outgoing president Linda MacNeil. MacNeil opted not to accept a second term, the AJDC said.
Klecka has a vast resume as a jewelry designer. He’s created for De Beers, Platinum Guild International, the AGTA Spectrum Awards, the Cultured Pearl of Association of America and Palladium Alliance.
As a design consultant, he’s shared his expert knowledge with GIA, Stuller and Hearts on Fire.
He’s developed and/or presented educational programs to the American Gem Society, GIA, PGI, the JCK Las Vegas trade show, Rio Grande and PM West.
He’s also served on various industry boards. He has served as a director/marketing committee chair for AGS, a director/public relations committee chair for the American Jewelry Design Council, and as a board director for MJSA.
“Like many organizations affected by the events of the past year, the American Jewelry Design Council must explore new directions and I am pleased to be chosen as president to have the opportunity to guide and oversee our journey,” said Klecka.
“I thank Linda MacNeil for her confidence and trust in me, and I will continue as AJDC President with the same commitment and energy that she brought to the organization.”
The American Jewelry Design Council is a nonprofit educational institution which promotes original jewelry design as art and raises jewelry industry awareness.
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