Dallahan Takes Over at MJSA

Former JCK publisher Frank Dallahan has been named president and chief executive officer of the Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America, effective Oct. 1. Dallahan replaces James F. Marquart, who is retiring from the group. Dallahan brings more than 30 years of jewelry industry experience to MJSA, most recently as publisher of the JCK International Publishing Group, which he joined in 1997 as industry relations manager. He was quickly promoted, first to associate publisher and later to publisher, a position he held from 2000 through 2004.

Prior to joining JCK, Dallahan held senior management positions with Krementz & Co., ArtCarved Bridal Jewelry, and the William Schneider Co.

Marquart will continue to work with MJSA as an advisor and consultant, focusing primarily on government affairs.

Gardner Promoted to JVC President, CEO

Jewelers Vigilance Committee announced that Cecilia L. Gardner has been named president and chief executive officer of the trade association. She will continue as general counsel. This change is effective immediately. Gardner’s new title reflects her numerous contributions to JVC and the jewelry industry, JVC said in a statement.

Jewelers of America Elects Cohen Chairman

Jewelers of America elected John Cohen, co–chief executive officer of Carlyle & Co., chairman of JA on July 30, 2005. Cohen succeeds Alan Zimmer of Reeds Jewelers following the end of his term. Additionally, JA elected John Green, Terry Burman, Georgie Gleim, Michael L. White, and Susan Jacques to its board.


In the August JCK Showcase, the phone number for the Azur Global Imports listing on page 147 was incorrect. The correct number is (800) 447-4583.