The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) Los Angeles Chapter has recently undergone a change in leadership. Monica Kolby, with One Service International, resigned as chapter president. Robin Lutin, JCK regional manager, and Caroline Stanley, president/CEO of Red Jewel Inc. have assumed the responsibility as co-presidents.
Lutin covers Southern California and Hawaii for the JCK International Publishing Group. Prior to her employment with JCK, she held various sales, marketing and advertising positions on both the agency and client side.
Stanley, through her company Red Jewel, Inc., provides industry-savvy marketing, communications, and consulting to the jewelry industry. Caroline, a third-generation jeweler, developed her skills and expertise while working in her family’s retail store in Arkansas, where her career began.
The chapter has also set a firm date for its holiday party. This annual gala event will be held Dec. 1 at Lawry’s The Prime Rib, 100 North La Cienega Blvd. in Beverly Hills.
The chapter recently held a “Mix and Mingle” event in June at El Torito Grill in Beverly Hills. Nearly 60 people attended the networking event, and the Los Angeles Chapter gained seven new members as a result. The Los Angeles Chapter currently boasts 125 members.
In September, the chapter hosted “A Diamond Evening” with Rob Bates, JCK senior editor, at the Los Angeles Athletic Club’s Empire Room in downtown Los Angeles. Bates discussed new and relevant developments in the diamond world.
Anyone interested in being a volunteer for the WJA Los Angeles Chapter should call the chapter hotline at (310) 842-6446.