WJA Recognizes 2014 Shining Stars

Winners of the Women’s Jewelry Association’s 2014 Shining Star Awards, which recognize a member from each regional chapter for extraordinary service, will be honored on March 5. The fete will take place at the WJA In the Spotlight evening program, which takes place in New York City on the 44th floor of the Hearst Tower after the daylong annual In the Know educational conference that takes place earlier on the 3rd floor of the Hearst building.

The 2014 Shining Stars and their chapters are as follows:

Edith Wun, wholesale sales of natural fancy colored diamonds, Northern California Chapter

Rebecca Moskal, partner at Communiqué in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Chapter

Lisa Slovis Mandel of Lisa Slovis Mandel Metalsmith in San Diego, San Diego Chapter

Penny Ruston, retail sales, Midwest Chapter 

Kathy Carey of Stebgo Metals in South St. Paul, Minn., Twin Cities Chapter

Billie Sutter, owner of Luxe Alliances in New York City, Metro New York Chapter

Keri Campbell, executive vice-president of marketing and sales at Armbrust International in Providence, R.I., New England Chapter

Andrea Li, owner of Andrea Li Designs, Colorado Chapter

Diane Flora, membership and education manager at the American Gem Trade Association, Southwest Chapter

Debbie Hiss, owner of Debbie Hiss Consulting in Seattle, Seattle Chapter

Click here for more detailed biographies of the winners. Click here to learn more about these upcoming WJA events.