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Meet JA’s Inaugural Jewelry Retail ‘20 Under 40’

Events & AwardsMar 09, 2022

Meet JA’s Inaugural Jewelry Retail ‘20 Under 40’

It’s a who’s who of top retail talents nationwide.

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Meet Jewelers of America’s inaugural group of “20 Under 40” jewelry retail talents. JA members nominated honorees to the list.
New York—Jewelers of America asked the jewelry industry to pinpoint rising retail talents, and they’ve answered.

The trade organization has announced its inaugural “20 Under 40 in Jewelry Retail List.” It recognizes professionals who exemplify leadership and a commitment to elevating jewelry retail for consumers, JA said.

Retail members of the organization could nominate themselves or others for the list. A panel of industry judges selected the 20 honorees from the nationwide applications.

They chose individuals who exemplify the ability to lead, innovate, and improve a jewelry store’s success.

All employees of Jewelers of America Member retail stores, their roles range from top executives and managers to designers, marketers, and bench jewelers.

JA President and CEO David Bonaparte said: “Jewelers of America’s 20 Under 40 in Jewelry Retail List was designed to recognize young and talented individuals in all facets of the retail jewelry industry. These recipients will pave the way for a brighter future and the next generation of jewelry industry professionals.”

The 20 Under 40 in Jewelry Retail List honorees for 2022 are:
Wes Anderson, Co-owner, Manager and Designer of T.K. Anderson Designs, Athens, Georgia
Erin Bacher, Store Manager of J. Bacher Fine Jewelry, Harrisburg, IL
Chad Berg, Co-Owner and Co-President of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, New Orleans, Louisiana
Stephanie Binder, Founder and CEO of Boston Diamond Company, Boston, Massachusetts
Christian Bolling, Jewelry Designer of Christian Stone and Jeffery B. Jewelers, Denver, Colorado
Andy Brabec, Director of Marketing and E-commerce of Borsheims, Omaha, Nebraska
Lisa Bridge, President and CEO of Ben Bridge Jeweler, Seattle, Washington
Amanda Coleman-Phelps, Presidentand Owner of Nelson Coleman Jewelers & Jewelry By Designs, Towson, Maryland
Joseph Corey, President of Day’s Jewelers, Waterville, Maine
Isabelle Corvin, Staff Gemologist and Merchandising Manager of Panowicz Jewelers, Olympia, Washington
Katherine Dahlkemper, Assistant Manager of Dahlkemper’s Jewelry Connection, Erie, Pennsylvania
Jordan Dubin, Co-Owner of Dubin's Fine Jewelry, Houston, TX
Jessica Gylsen, Store Manager and Diamond Department Manager of Wixon Jewelers, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alexandra Hevia Schlindwein, Marketing Director of Kiefer Jewelers, Lutz, Florida
Trisha Kennedy-Thompson, Co-Owner of Kennedy’s Jewelers, Blue Springs, Missouri
Valerie Madison, Owner and Creative Director of Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry, Seattle, Washington
Alexis Padis, President of Padis Jewelry, San Francisco, California
Constance Polamalu, COO of Zachary's Jewelers, Annapolis, Maryland
Lauren Priori, Owner of L. Priori Jewelry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Andrew Siegel, COO of Hamilton Jewelers, Princeton, New Jersey

More information on the list is available on the JA website.

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