RAFF IS NAMED ZALE CEO Robert J. DiNicola, chairman and chief executive officer of Zale Corp. since April 1994, gave the CEO duties to Beryl Raff, Zale president, on Sept. 7. Raff was also elected to the company’s board of directors. DiNicola will continue as Zale chairman, focusing on “strategic opportunities [and] global issues” affecting Zale. The change is “designed to facilitate an orderly transition [and] is strategic and long-term in nature,” said DiNicola, who called Raff “an outstanding partner who has worked very closely with me on every aspect of the business.” APPOINTMENTS Several appointments have been announced at Cartier. Karen Hickey has been named account manager for Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, San Diego, and Orange County, Calif. She has more than 10 years’ experience in the field of luxury goods and jewelry retailing. Hamida Belkadi has b

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