SJTA Names Advisory Board

The Southern Jewelry Travelers Association named the members of its 2009 Retail Advisory Board for the semi-annual Atlanta Jewelry Show.

Many of the new board members gathered for a lunch meeting March 1 to share thoughts and suggestions for fine-tuning the buyer services SJTA provides to retailers throughout the Southeast region.

The 2009 Atlanta Jewelry Show Retail Advisory Board Members are: Virginia Anderson, T.K. Anderson Jewelry, Athens, Ga.; Arnold & Freda Gibbs, Arnold’s Jewelers, Shelby, N.C.; Michael White, White’s Classic Jewelers,  Springfield, Tenn.; Gene Poole and Jamie Chandler, Hudson-Poole Jewelers, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Brant Bateman and Lee Eskridge, LeeBrandt Jewelers, Atlanta; Terry Chandler, Diamond Council of America, Nashville; William Cobb, Robinson-Barnes Master Jewelers, Pace, Fla., Giles Dunn, Hoover Jewelers, Manchester, Tenn.; Ben and Heather Whidby, Whidby Jewelers, Madison, Ga.; and Evan James Deutsch, Evan James, Ltd, Brattleboro, Vt.

“These retailers are on the front lines and help keep us focused on programs and services that can truly help industry members,” said Carol Young, SJTA executive director. “Their feedback and advice are invaluable.”

Atlanta Jewelry Show 2009 advisory board members
Caption: (Front from left): Alan Colussy, SJTA; Giles Dunn, Giles Dunn Jewelry Manufacturing; Libby Brown, SJTA; Carol Young, SJTA; Evan Deutsch, Evan James, Ltd; William Cobb, Robinson-Barnes Master Jewelers; Virginia Anderson, T.K. Anderson Jewelry. 
(Back from left) Michael White, White’s Classic Jewelers; Ben Whidby, Whidby Jewelers; Jamie Chandler, Hudson-Poole Jewelers; Steve Binder, president, SJTA.