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Frank Adams Jewelers Names New CEO

IndependentsMay 10, 2024

Frank Adams Jewelers Names New CEO

Kimberly Adams Russell is taking over the role from her father, David Adams, marking the third generation to hold the title.

Kimberly Adams Russell
Kimberly Adams Russell is the new CEO of Frank Adams Jewelers in Colonie, New York.
Colonie, N.Y.—Frank Adams Jewelers has a new CEO, marking the third generation of the Adams family to run the 102-year-old store.

Kimberly Adams Russell, formerly the store’s president, is taking over the role from her father, David Adams, who will transition to a part-time role in the business.

She joined the family business in 1990 and played an important role in its growth, said the jeweler.

As president, she oversaw the day-to-day operations as well as the construction and design of a new store and the relocation that followed.

The family jeweler’s new 7,500-square-foot freestanding store in Colonie, New York, is twice the size of its previous location.

She also has received various honors, including a “40 Under 40” award from the Capital District Business Review, and a “Woman of Excellence” designation from the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce.

Frank Adams Jewelers was honored by the Albany Business Review last year, taking home the title of “Family Business of the Year” just a year after celebrating its centennial.

“To say I’m grateful is an understatement,” said Russell. 

“My entire life, I have watched my parents’ dedication to our family business, which proudly bears our name. Today, I can look around and see the results of their commitment and devotion to providing a level of service that is truly unmatched. I am honored to usher in the next chapter of Frank Adams Jewelers.”

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Two other Frank Adams Jewelers employees also have taken on new roles.

Jeffrey Adams Russell and Timothy Ryan of Frank Adams Jewelers
Jeffrey Adams Russell, left, is the new chief operating officer of Frank Adams Jewelers while Timothy Ryan will take on the role of president.


Jeffrey Adams Russell, Kimberly’s son, will take on the role of chief operating officer, marking the fourth generation of the family business.

He joined the company in 2019 and has improved the customer experience during his tenure, said the jeweler, with the help of his strong educational background, which includes degrees from Quinnipiac University in small business administration and management, and an MBA in entrepreneurial and small business operations. 

Timothy Ryan, a longtime employee and the former vice president, has been promoted to president. He joined the company in 1998 as a store manager.

“With more than 40 years of experience in the jewelry industry, his knowledge and experience, paired with commitment to community involvement, are vital to Frank Adams’ continued success,” said the company.

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