b'ABOUT JEWELERS OF AMERICAJewelers of America (JA) is the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace with the primary purpose of improving consumerconfidenceinthejewelryindustry.Since1906,JAhasbeen advancing the fine jewelry industry through advocacy in public, government and industry affairs; and has been the leader in the development of high ethical, social and environmental standards among the jewelry trade. JA represents the largest network of jewelry retailers and suppliers in the U.S. JA Members are among the most professional and trustworthy jewelers in the U.S. and commit annually to JAs Code of Professional Practices.2019-2020 JEWELERS OF AMERICABOARD OF DIRECTORSCHAIR DIRECTORS Camile Hannoush Holly WescheMercedes AbramoHannoush Jewelers Wesche JewelersCartier North AmericaHolyoke, MAMelbourne, FL New York, NYSimon Katz CHAIR-ELECT Mike AlexanderSimons Jewelers Robert F. Moeller IIJewelers MutualSt. Louis, MOR.F. Moeller JewelerNeenah, WISt. Paul, MN Lenny Kramer Chad BergLeo Schachter VICE CHAIR Lee Michaels Fine JewelryNew York, NYKaren GorackeMetairie, LABorsheimsChuck Kuba Omaha, NE Lawrence BockIowa Diamond BachendorfsWest Des Moines, IAVICE CHAIR Dallas, TXColeman ClarkJoseph Molfese BC Clark JewelersDavid BouffardBella Cosa Jewelers Oklahoma City, OK Signet Jewelers Ltd.Willowbrook, ILAkron, OHTREASURER Steve Padis Craig RottenbergCaryl CapeciPadis Jewelry Longs JewelersChow Tai Fook, North AmericaSan Francisco, CABoston, MA Boston, MAStan Razny SECRETARY Ronda DailyRazny Jewelers Matthew RosenheimBremer JewelryChicago, ILTiny Jewel BoxPeoria, ILWashington D.C. Tobey Ritchie Peter EngelHarry Ritchies PAST BOARD CHAIR Fred Meyer JewelersBoston, MAJohn HennePortland, ORHenne JewelersSteve Velasquez Pittsburgh, PA Elise GreenbergMadison Jewelers Greenbergs JewelersNew York, NYSioux City, IA88 18TH ANNUAL GEM AWARDS'