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JBT appoints new chairman


The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) has appointed Ann Arnold (photo), chief strategy officer for Buyers International Group, to be chairman of the board.

Arnold has volunteered with JBT for nearly 12 years and served on the board as vice chairman. She succeeds Mike Kaplan, president of Rocket Jewelry Box, as chairman.

"It is critical to our growth that we continuously execute on the right strategies," says JBT's President, Erich Jacobs. "Ann brings a wealth of nonprofit and for-profit success and strategic vision to our organization, which will be critical in our ability to scale and meet the growing demand for industry transparency."

Arnold is also chairman and treasurer of the Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA), treasurer of the New York 24 Karat Club, and president of the Women’s Jewelry Association.



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