Diamonds Do Good Names 10 to Board of Directors
Stephanie Gottlieb, Jewelers Mutual’s Mike Alexander, and Craig Rottenberg of Long’s Jewelers are among the new board members.
• Mike Alexander, chief operating officer, Jewelers Mutual Group
• Rebecca Foerster, president, Hearts On Fire North America
• Jack Gabriel, founder/CEO, Gabriel & Co.
• Stephanie Gottlieb, founder/CEO, Stephanie Gottlieb LLC
• Bobbi Hansen, director of merchandising, Fred Meyer Jewelers
• Ellen Junger, chief marketing officer, Helzberg Diamonds
• Nilesh Kothari, managing director, Jewelex
• Piyush Patel, partner, Dharmanandan Diamonds
• Craig Rottenberg, president, Long’s Jewelers
• Dov Tannenbaum, principal, Leo Schachter Diamonds
Anna Martin, the senior vice president of institute and industry relations at the Gemological Institute of America, will remain as board president for 2023.
She said, “We are thrilled to welcome these incredible new board members with their range of talents and expertise. All have expressed their passion for building the mission and impact of Diamonds Do Good around the world and sharing this impact with consumers.”
Diamonds Do Good launched in 2006 as the Diamond Empowerment Fund, changing its name to Diamonds Do Good in 2019.
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