Jennifer Markas Joins Jewelers Mutual
She previously was executive director of the Women’s Jewelry Association.
The insurance company has appointed Jennifer Markas, the former executive director of the Women’s Jewelry Association, its new head of industry relations.
At Jewelers Mutual, Markas will be tasked with nurturing relationships with association and foundation partners, leading the Jewelry Industry Council, and spearheading industry events such as “Conversations in Park City,” the leadership retreat now in its second year.
In her four years at WJA, Markas contributed to significant growth across membership and programming, Jewelers Mutual said.
She launched education scholarships to increase industry diversity, helped establish the WJA Foundation’s Responsible Sourcing & Sustainability Education Fund, and worked on partnerships aimed at advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
She also has held senior posts at companies like Tiffany & Co., where she was the global reporting and communications manager—sustainability for the Tiffany & Co. Foundation.
Other nonprofit roles include vice president and senior finance manager at Citibank Foundation.
Markas’ role is effective immediately. She will attend the upcoming Conversations in Park City event, scheduled to take place Oct. 13-15 in Park City, Utah.
The former teacher, described as “a pioneer for women-owned businesses,” opened her own jewelry store in 1980.
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