Jewelers for Children Announces Results of Board Elections

Jewelers for Children has announced the results of its annual board of directors election.

Seven new directors were elected to three-year terms, and eight current directors were elected to additional three-year terms.

In addition, all current officers were elected to second two-year terms, which begin Oct. 1. 

“This board is one of the most committed I have ever had the pleasure of working with,” said Ruth Batson, who was reelected to a second term as chairman. “I’m very much looking forward to continuing a second term and welcoming the new directors.” 


• Ruth Batson, chairman (American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories)
• Mark Light, vice president of charity programs (Sterling Inc.)
• Dennis Ulrich, vice president of fund-raising (Richline Group)
• Jim DeMattei, vice president of marketing and public relations (ViewPoint Sales and Marketing)
• Debra Puzio, vice president of special programs (Star Luxe)
• Pamela Mortensen, secretary (J.C. Penney)
• Ulrich Wohn, treasurer (LVMH Watch and Jewelry)
• Peter Engel, immediate past chair (Fred Meyer Jewelers) 

New board members:

• Julie Cosio (Assurant Solutions)
• Benny Hematian (BH Multi Com/Effy)
• Harvey Kanter (Blue Nile)
• Diane Paccione (QVC)
• Ezriel Rapaport (Rapaport)
• Elliot Tannenbaum (Leo Schachter Diamonds)
• Eric Zuckerman (Pac Team America) 

Reelected board members:

• Jeffrey Cohen (Citizen Watch Co. of America)
• Ellen Fruchtman (Fruchtman Marketing)
• Susan Rothman (Hearts On Fire)
• Joel Schechter (Honora)
• Hank Siegel (Hamilton Jewelers)
• Laura Stanley (Stanley Jewelers Gemologist)
• John White (Fossil)
• Stewart Wicht (Rolex Watch USA)

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