JVC Names New Executive Director After a long search, the Jewelers Vigilance Committee has chosen Cecilia L. Gardner, a tough-minded former prosecuting attorney, as its new executive director and general counsel. Gardner began her career in 1977 as an examining attorney with the New York City Department of Investigation, successfully prosecuting a ring of jewelry store thieves and New York’s Josi Jewelers for a fraudulent $4 million insurance claim. Her appointment paves the way for the JVC board to begin a review of the group’s industry role. The full board will hold a special, day-long “retreat” July 15 to set its new priorities, including a three-year strategic plan and a new approach to marketing. To aid its marketing efforts, the board will name a new advertising agency. The drive for change reflects the determination of JVC’s president, Lee Berg of Lee Michaels Fi

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