The board of Diamonds Do Good has appointed Rebecca Foerster (pictured) as its new president.
Foerster is president of the U.S. branch of Alrosa, the Russian diamond mining company. Prior to that, she served as Leo Schachter Diamonds’ vice president for strategic planning and marketing, and headed marketing for Rio Tinto Diamonds.
She takes over from Anna Martin, senior vice president, global development and beneficiation at the Gemological Institute of America. She had been the group’s president since 2017.
Kathy Corey, co-owner of Days Jewelers, an eight-store chain based in Waterville, Maine, will serve as Diamonds Do Good’s vice president. Yancy Weinrich, chief growth officer at Reed Exhibitions—which owns JCKonline—will remain treasurer.
New board members include Kim Crawford, vice president and divisional manager, jewelry and watches, Macy’s; Nathalie Diamantis, CEO and president of Pomellato Group Americas; Christina Gambale, co-owner of Greenwich St. Jewelers in New York City; Mark Klein, director of operations for the Julius Klein Group; Avi Levy, president of International Gemological Institute; Kristie Nicolosi, president and CEO of the Kingswood Co.; Kealeboga Pule, founder and managing director of Nungu Diamonds, South Africa; Catherine Sarr, designer for Almasika; Andrew Siegel, chief operating officer of Hamilton Jewelers, Princeton, N.J.; and Iris Van der Veken, executive director of Responsible Jewellery Council.
(Photo courtesy of Diamonds Do Good)
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