20 under 40 retail talents

Jewelers of America is proud to announce our 20 Under 40 list, a new recognition program that spotlights the best and brightest young professionals across the country who exemplify leadership skills and a commitment to bringing joy to their customers' lives through jewelry.

The recipients – who are all employees of JA Member stores – went through a nomination process and were selected by a jewelry industry judging panel. From designers to assistants to store owners to C-suite executives, every professional on the 20 Under 40 list has made a positive impact on their store and the industry as a whole.

View Jewelers of America's 20 Under 40 list below to find a recipient near you!



Stephanie Binder
Founder & CEO
Boston Diamond Company
Boston, MA

Jordan Dubin
Dubin's Fine Jewelry
Houston, TX

Katherine Dahlkemper
Assistant Manager
Dahlkemper’s Jewelry Connection
Erie, PA

Trisha Kennedy-Thompson
Kennedy’s Jewelers
Blue Springs, MO

Joseph Corey
Day's Jewelers

Waterville, ME*

Alexandra Hevia Schlindwein
Marketing Director
Kiefer Jewelers
Lutz, FL*

Andrew Siegel
Hamilton Jewelers
Princeton, NJ*

Chad Berg
Co-Owner & Co-President
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry
New Orleans, LA*

Lauren Priori
L. Priori Jewelry
Philadelphia, PA*

Wes Anderson
Co-Owner, Manager & Designer
T.K. Anderson Designs
Athens, GA

Amanda Coleman-Phelps
Nelson Coleman Jewelers & Jewelry By Designs
Towson, MD

Constance Polamalu
Zachary's Jewelers
Annapolis, MD



Andy Brabec
Director of Marketing & Ecommerce
Omaha, NE

Lisa Bridge
President & CEO
Ben Bridge Jeweler
Seattle, WA*

Erin Bacher
Store Manager
J. Bacher Fine Jewelry
Harrisburg, IL

Christian Bolling 
Jewelry Designer
Jeffery B. Jewelers
Denver, CO

Jessica Gylsen
Store Manager & Diamond Department Manager
Wixon Jewelers
Minneapolis, MN

Alexis Padis
Padis Jewelers
San Francisco, CA*

Isabelle Corvin
Staff Gemologist & Merchandising Manager
Panowicz Jewelers
Olympia, WA

Valerie Madison
Owner & Creative Director
Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry
Seattle, WA

*Indicates company has more than one store location.

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