WJA Names Anna Martin to Hall of Fame

Women’s Jewelry Association board of directors announced their selection of Anna Martin as the 2007 Hall of Fame inductee. She will be honored at the WJA 24th Annual Awards for Excellence gala, at Pier 60 in New York on July 29.

Martin, the past president of WJA and a board member for six years, is a senior vice president and regional manager of the America’s Diamond, Jewelry & Precious Metals Group at ABN AMRO Bank in New York.

Over the past 40 years at ABN AMRO Martin has been responsible for significantly increasing the bank’s diamond lending and diversified the portfolio to include jewelry manufacturers and jewelry retailers. Today ABN AMRO is one of the leading banks providing integrated financing to the jewelry industry.

Martin is a governor and League of Honor Sovereign of the Gemological Institute of America. She is a member of the GIA board of directors, the Jewelers Board of Trade, Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America, and Jewelers for Children. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Jewelers Charity Fund and was inducted into the Diamond Hall of Fame by the Diamond Industry Steering Committee. She is the recipient of the Premier Patron award from the Indian Diamond & Colorstone Association and received the Community Achievement Award from American ORT’s Jewelry Chapter. Martin also received the Annual Award for Excellence in Special Services from WJA in 1999.