Dennis Ulrich elected as chairman of JFC board

Dennis Ulrich elected as chairman of JFC board

The organization held its annual elections of board of directors

Jewelers for Children (JFC), the jewelry industry's charity announced results of its annual election for the board of directors. Dennis Ulrich of the Richline Group was voted by the board as chairman of the board effective October 1, 2015. Ulrich will replace Ruth Batson of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories who will conclude a second, one-year term. Ulrich said, "It’s one of the most committed group of individuals I have had the pleasure of working with and I look forward to continuing the success of Jewelers for Children."

There were names voted for the officer positions including Mark Light, Signet, Inc., Vice President of Charity Programs; Pamela Mortensen, J.C. Penney, Vice President of Fundraising; John White of Fossil, Inc., Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations; Debra Puzio, Star Luxe, llc, Vice President of Special Programs; Ulrich Wohn, Secretary; Alan Zimmer, Reeds Jewelers, Treasurer; and Batson will continue as immediate past chair and will chair the nominating committee.

Also, seven new directors were elected to three-year terms and eight current directors were also elected to additional three-year terms.

Six directors concluded terms on the board. They are Gail Friedman, Sarah Leonard Fine Jewelers, Howard Hauben, H2 Events/Centurion Jewelry Shows, John Hayes, Goodman’s Jewelers, Steven Kaiser, Kaiser Time, Sally Morrison, World Gold Council, and Yancy Weinrich, JCK Events.

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