Six New Retailers Appointed to IJO’s Board of Directors
The IJO also welcomed one new vendor member to its 13-member board, Brecken Farnsworth of Parlé Jewelry Designs.
IJO President and CEO Jeff Roberts announced the appointments in January, noting the board’s input is “invaluable” to the organization.
“These new appointees were chosen from among 650 retailers and 190 suppliers, which really says a lot about their leadership abilities. They all have been active, supportive members and have played a key role in this organization for a good number of years. I look forward to working with them in this new capacity,” Roberts said.
The new retail members are:
Stephen Barnes of Barnes Jewelers in Goldsboro, North Carolina;
Cindi Haddad-Drew of Cindi’s Diamond & Jewelry Gallery in Foxboro, Massachusetts;
Rick Sanders of Sanders Jewelers in Gainesville, Florida;
Tia Daniel of Conti Jewelers in Endwell, New York;
Scott Stambaugh of Stambaugh Jewelers in Defiance, Ohio; and
Joanne Osborne of Osborne Jewelers in Goodyear, Arizona.
The new vendor board member is Brecken Farnsworth of Parlé Jewelry Designs in Pocatello, Idaho.
IJO’s board members are appointed to three-year terms.
The members rolling off the board after completing their terms are: Jim Messier of Arthur’s Jewelry in Bedford, Virginia; Sherri Erickson of Erickson Jewelers in Iron Mountain, Michigan; Kelly Silva of House of Silver in Wooster, Ohio; Travis Piper of Piper Diamonds Company in Vincennes, Indiana; Barb Binkley of Cooper & Binkley Jewelers in Brighton, Michigan; Elena Davis of Towne Square Jewelers in Charleston, Illinois; and vendor member Craig MacBean of Ostbye.
IJO will welcome the new board members at its next conference, scheduled for March 3-7 at the Orlando Marriott World Center.
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