Yancy Weinrich has been promoted to the top post at JCK Events, and three other team members have received promotions as well.
Weinrich, formerly industry vice president, is now group vice president of the JCK brand. Weinrich joined the JCK Events team in 2004 and has been in the jewelry industry for 17 years. In her new role, Weinrich will be responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the entire JCK Events portfolio, including JCK Las Vegas, LUXURY, Swiss Watch at JCK, and the LUXURY Privé events.
In addition, John Tierney has been promoted from event director to industry vice president, responsible for the LUXURY at JCK and Swiss Watch at JCK event brands. He will continue to lead the sales and marketing efforts for these high-end event brands.
Elizabeth Irving is being promoted to group marketing director for the JCK brand. She will be responsible for creating and managing an integrated brand strategy and implementing innovative marketing initiatives across all JCK properties including the events, JCK magazine, and JCKonline.com.
Desiree Hanson is being promoted to the role of event director for the LUXURY Privé events held in New York City, and the newly launched event in Panama. She will also continue to oversee the special events, conference, and the hosted-buyer program for JCK Las Vegas and the LUXURY at JCK events.
“The true strength of any organization is its people, and I’m thrilled to be able to recognize the efforts of this team and reward their hard work and dedication to the JCK Portfolio of brands” said Nancy Walsh, executive vice president at Reed Exhibitions North America. “Each of these individuals has played a key role in the JCK brand growth and success, and we are confident that they will continue to be effective and deliver JCK to even greater success.”
These promotions follow the recent announcement of Dave Bonaparte’s move to become the president and CEO of Jewelers of America.
“I am delighted to see the JCK core team rewarded for their hard work and dedication to the JCK Brand,” said Bonaparte. “This JCK team is top-notch, and I look forward to continuing to work with them in the jewelry industry.”