JA Opens Nominations For ‘20 Under 40’
Submissions will be accepted through March 22.
Created in 2022, the list highlights jewelers who exemplify leadership skills and a commitment to elevating jewelry retail for tomorrow’s jewelry consumers, the association said.
The opportunity for recognition is available to full-time employees of any JA member jewelry retail store or fine jewelry department including store owners, as well as bench jewelers, managers, sales executives, and others who serve full-time in marketing, accounting, or other areas of operations.
The company may have a brick-and-mortar presence or serve its consumers directly via e-commerce.
Nominees must be under the age of 40 as of Jan. 30, 2024, and have at least three years of experience in the jewelry industry.
Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by an industry colleague through March 22, 2024.
“Jewelers of America’s 20 Under 40 in Jewelry Retail program recognizes the expertise and potential found in different facets of the jewelry retail industry,” said JA President and CEO David J. Bonaparte.
“We are excited to continue showcasing the rising talent in our industry and shine a spotlight on their success.”
A panel of judges will review candidates based on the following criteria: successful in their chosen field, demonstrates leadership characteristics and an innovative mindset, potential to improve their community, and a commitment to the Jewelers of America Code of Professional Practices and professional ethics.
Those who make the list will receive a certificate, national recognition, features on JA’s social media and website, a press release to send to local press, and a free JA certification course.
Full rules and details can be found on JA’s website.
For more information, contact Jewelers of America’s Member Services at (800) 223-0673.
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