Jewelers of America Announces Staff Changes

Jewelers of America has announced new additions to its staff and strategic changes in some departments.

JA has hired Matthew Tratner as director of membership and sales. Previously, he was chief operating officer and partner at GemsAround.com. The association also hired Lauren Kalma as public relations and marketing coordinator. Kalma has had a year-long internship in JA’s communications and marketing departments.

With the new additions to the staff, the association has also restructured some departments and existing staff responsibilities:

  • Molly Fallon’s title has changed from director of marketing and membership to director of marketing and communications.
  • Amanda Gizzi’s title has changed from director of communications to director of public relations & special events.
  • Susan Thea Posnock is now director of public affairs and education.
  • Madeline Rivera is taking on the new role of member services representative.