Industry / Retail

Hamilton Jewelers Promotes Russell, Bouchard


Princeton, N.J.–based four-store chain Hamilton Jewelers has promoted two longtime company veterans, Anne Russell and Donna Bouchard.

Russell (pictured, left), the company’s former vice president of merchandising, will become its executive vice president, branding and merchandising.

Russell will oversee development of Hamilton’s proprietary jewelry collections, management of designer and watch brand relationships, growth of Hamilton’s website, and creation and execution of Hamilton’s social, digital, and traditional marketing strategies.

Russell started with Hamilton in 2008 in the merchandising department, and was soon appointed vice president. In 2016, working with the company’s late chairman, Martin Siegel, she launched Hamilton’s vintage watch and jewelry brand h1912.

In 2019, she assumed responsibility for Hamilton’s digital marketing initiatives and website.

Prior to coming to Hamilton, she worked as a buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman, according to her LinkedIn profile.

In addition, Donna Bouchard (pictured, below), the company’s former vice president of advertising and community relations, has been appointed to a new role as senior vice president, specialty business. She will oversee Hamilton’s insignia business and its specialty gifts business as one combined division.

Donna Bouchard, Hamilton's senior VP, speciality business
Donna Bouchard

Bouchard began at Hamilton in 2001 in the marketing department. She took over the original Hamilton Insignia and Hamilton for Business divisions in 2011.

In October 2020, the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce recognized her as a Champion for Business.

Top: Anne Russell, Hamilton Jewelers’ new executive vice president, branding and merchandising (all photos courtesy of Hamilton Jewelers)

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By: Rob Bates

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