The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) elected Susan Chandler, Chief Merchandising Officer for Citizen Watch America, as the new President-Elect of the WJA International Board of Directors.
Joining Chandler on the 2021 International Board of Directors is Beth Gerstein who is CEO of Brilliant Earth, the global leader of responsibly sourced fine jewellery; Dr. Raquel Alonso-Perez, Curatrix of the Mineralogical and Geological Museum at Harvard University.
Susan will continue to guide the implementation and execution of WJA’s strategic directive to foster community, connection, and collaboration. In 2020, Susan served as the WJA Sponsorship Chair and was instrumental in securing contributions for the organisation and securing top thought-leader keynotes for WJA’s Awards for Excellence Virtual Event and Chapter Leadership Conference.
“We believe that Susan’s strong leadership experience will not only contribute to the future growth and vibrancy of WJA, but will also inspire greater community and connection centered around women working and leading in the jewellery industry as a whole,” said Jacqueline Cassaway, WJA President. “Susan’s connections inside and outside the industry will allow for further-reaching collaborations and partnerships in the future. “