Diamond Producers Association (DPA) chief marketing officer Deborah Marquardt (pictured) has left the group, the association confirmed to JCK.
The departure was for personal reasons, it added.
She will be replaced on an interim basis by Sarah Gorvitz, the DPA’s senior vice president of strategic communications and insights.
Marquardt has held the chief marketing officer role since 2016. She could not be reached for comment.
Prior to working at the DPA, Marquardt was the vice president and general manager of Time Inc.’s Style Network, and prior to that, she had 10 years of marketing and communications experience at L’Oreal USA.
The DPA was formed in 2015 by the world’s major diamond miners to protect and promote the reputation of diamonds and the diamond industry and to tout diamonds as a category. It is best known for its “Real Is Rare” campaign.
(Image courtesy of the Diamond Producers Association)