Canadian Jewellers Association Appoints Marco Miserendino Board Chairman

The Canadian Jewellers Association (CJA) has announced the appointment of Marco Miserendino as the new chairman of the CJA board of directors for 2018–2019.

Miserendino is the vice president, managing director, and co-owner (along with his sister Paola Miserendino) of Bijouterie Italienne, a fine jewelry store in Montreal.

The jewelry professional studied accounting and business management at the University of Quebec in Montreal. He recently become a CRJ title holder of the American Gem Society and is also an Independent Jewelers Organization Master Jeweler.

Marco’s joined on the CJA board of directors by the following:

—Past cochairman Umesh Shah of RJB Diamonds in Markham, Ontario

—Past cochairman Stephen Cole of Spicer Cole Fine Jewellers Ltd. in Fredericton, N.B.

—1st vice chairwoman Lena Nazzaro of Gucci Watch & Jewellery in Unionville, Ontario

—2nd vice chairman Kevin Kaye of Citizen Watch Co. Canada in Markham, Ontario

—Treasurer Gail Golberg of Beverly Hills Jewellers Manufacturing Ltd. in Richmond Hill, Ontario

—Director Angela Betteridge of Angela Betteridge Jewellery Inc. in Kelowna, B.C.

—Director Gino DeVuono of DeVuono Group in Guelph, Ontario

—Director Jeremy Epp of Independent Jewellers in Winnipeg, Manitoba

—Director Duncan Parker of Dupuis Fine Jewellery Auctioneers in Toronto

—Director Marco Pasteris of Birks Group in Montreal

—Director Richard Rooney of Bogart’s Jewellers in St. Johns, Newfoundland

—Director Beth Saunders of Canadian Jewellery Group in Huntsville, Ontario

—Director David Sexton of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group in Neenah, Wis.

The Canadian Jewellers Association has been Canada’s national jewelry trade association since 1918. The organization strives to match consumers with jewelry retailers and appraisers and to support the industry through advocacy and education.

CJA members adhere to a code of ethics that includes the dispensation of a written guarantee to every consumer that every diamond sold is conflict-free.

Top: New CJA board chairman Marco Miserendino (courtesy of Bijouterie Italienne)

JCK Magazine Editor