New York--Jewelers of America elected two new board members--Ronda Daily of Bremer Jewelry and Mike Alexander of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company--at a meeting held Saturday in New York.

Daily is the owner, president and CEO of Bremer Jewelry in Peoria, Ill., a registered jeweler with the American Gem Society and a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America.

She also is past president and sits on the board of directors for the Continental Buying Group, serves on the advisory board for the Centurion show and the education committee for the American Gem Society.

Alexander is the senior vice president at Jewelers Mutual in Neenah, Wis., a role he stepped into last year. Prior to that position, he was the senior vice president of national sales and strategy at National General Insurance in North Carolina.

He serves on the board of directors for the YMCA of the Fox Cities.

The two succeed outgoing directors Brian Mann of David Mann Jewelers in Washington, D.C. and Teresa Saldivar of Teresa’s Jewelers in Santa Ana, Calif.

Last year, Jewelers of America elected Ryan Berg of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry in Texas as chairman of its board.

He leads an executive committee of the following elected officers: Chair-elect John Henne of Henne Jewelers in Pittsburgh; Vice Chair Mark Light of Signet Jewelers; Vice Chair Holly Wesche of Wesche Jewelers in Melbourne, Fla.; Treasurer Coleman Clark of B.C. Clark Jewelers in Oklahoma City; Secretary Cathy Tivol of Tivol Inc. in Kansas City, Mo.; and Past Board Chair Bill Farmer, Jr. of Farmer’s Jewelry in Lexington, Ky.



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