The Women’s Jewelry Association has named Pam Mortensen, C. Clayton Bromberg, and Gumuchian Hall of Fame honorees. Each will be presented an award at the Awards for Excellence gala July 27 in New York City.
Pam Mortensen will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. She started her career at Zale Corp. and has worked with Federated Department Stores and Wal-Mart. She is currently the senior vice president and general merchandise manager of fine jewelry, watches, and fashion accessories at J.C. Penney. She also serves on the boards of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee and Jewelers for Children.
C. Clayton Bromberg will receive the Ben Kaiser Award. He has been president of Underwood Jewelers since 1988. He has served as president of the American Gem Society, chairman of the AGS Laboratory, president of the Florida Jewelers Association, as well as on the boards of Jewelers of America, the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, the Jewelry Information Center, and the advisory board of the JCK show.
Gumuchian will receive the Corporate Award. The company was founded in 1979 by Anita Gumuchian, who now runs the company alongside her daughters, Myriam and Patricia. The brand is proudly a woman-owned business, and its slogan is, “Designed by women for women.”
“WJA congratulates these three deserving recipients,” said WJA president Andrea Hansen. “We celebrate their achievements and the ways in which they are advancing women’s careers in the jewelry industry.”