Newly elected Board member Jose Batista of Rio Diamond Corp. was elected Vice President. Breanne Wittrock, a current member of the Board, was re-elected as Vice President. Scott West of LJ West, also a current member of the Board, was elected Secretary and Treasurer.
Directors of the 2017 NCDIA Board include, Jordan Fine of JFine Inc., Sean Moore of Borsheims and Marc Solomon of Solomon’s Jewelers.
The Directors-elect, who will take office in January 2017, will participate in Board meetings through the end of the year.
Incoming President Alan Bronstein said, “It is clear that the focus for growth in our organization, our industry and the natural diamond world we are passionate about, is the education of the public, to liberate prejudices and conditioned notions of beauty and desire.”
NCDIA thanked Jeffrey Post of Gem Platinum “for his exemplary years of service as a member of the Board. He has served as president, vice president, secretary and treasurer.”
Post said, “I would like to thank the members of the NCDIA as well as the board for the trust that was provided me in guiding the NCDIA on its new direction and wish everyone involved great success in moving forward and making the NCDIA a vital component of the gem and jewelry industry.”
The NCDIA holds elections on a rotating cycle so that experienced Board members can provide the needed cohesion to keep the association’s programs on track while working towards new goals at the same time, the NCDIA said in a statement.