July 30, 2020

New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has elected Robert Marks, President of Rogers Jewelry Co. in Modesto, CA, as a new Jewelers of America Board Director. Marks was elected on July 23, 2020 at Jewelers of America’s Annual Membership meeting.

“We are proud to welcome Robert to the Jewelers of America Board of Directors,” says Board Chair Holly Wesche. “Robert will be a great asset to Jewelers of America as we continue to support our members during these challenging times.”

­Robert Marks is the third generation of a jewelry family. He began his career in 1979 in his family’s jewelry store business, Rogers Jewelry Co. in Modesto, California. Robert serves on the Board of Directors for the Nevada Retail Network Self-Insurance Group, the Nevada Retail Risk Management Association, and Advancing Vibrant Communities. He is also a past President and former Treasurer of the California Jewelers Association and a past President and current Treasurer of the Leading Jewelers Guild.

Robert joins the Jewelers of America Board of Directors which includes: Holly Wesche – Chair, Wesche Jewelers; Robert F. Moeller II – Chair-Elect, R.F. Moeller Jeweler; Karen Goracke – Vice Chair, Borsheims; Coleman Clark – Vice Chair, BC Clark Jewelers; Craig Rottenberg – Treasurer, Long's Jewelers; Matthew Rosenheim – Secretary, Tiny Jewel Box; John Henne – Past Board Chair, Henne Jewelers; Mike Alexander, Jewelers Mutual; Chad Berg, Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry; Lawrence Bock, Bachendorf's; David Bouffard, Signet Jewelers Ltd.; Caryl Capeci, Chow Tai Fook, North America; Ronda Daily, Bremer Jewelry; Peter Engel, Fred Meyer Jewelers; Elise Greenberg, Greenberg’s Jewelers; Camile Hannoush, Hannoush Jewelers; Simon Katz, Simons Jewelers; Chuck Kuba, Iowa Diamond; Lenny Kramer, Leo Schachter; Joseph Molfese, Bella Cosa Jewelers; Steve Padis, Padis Jewelry; Stan Razny, Razny Jewelers; Tobey Ritchie, Harry Ritchie's; Steve Velasquez, Madison Jewelers.  

For the complete list of JA’s 2020-2021 Board of Directors, visit https://www.jewelers.org/ja/members/about/board

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