|Trade association Jewelers of America (JA) has announced that, at a Board meeting held on July 24th, John Henne, President of Henne Jewelers in Pittsburgh, PA, was elected as the organization's new Board Chairman. áHenne takes over the position from Ryan Berg, Market President of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry.
Commenting on the appointment, JA President & CEO David J. Bonaparte says, "John Henne is a natural leader. His contributions to the Board have been invaluable. Under John's leadership, I know that Jewelers of America is poised to grow, better serve our members in this ever-changing retail environment, and enhance our consumer outreach to benefit the jewelry industry as a whole.""It is a pleasure to serve as the Board Chairman of Jewelers of America," says Henne. "JA continues to fight vigorously for retail jewelers in every aspect of their businesses. I look forward to working with the staff and Board of Directors to find the opportunities and solutions to the key issues that affect our businesses."