The North Carolina Jewelers Association (NCJA) announced that Brad Padgett, an independent jeweler and native of Jacksonville, North Carolina, is the new president of the statewide association. His two-year term of office as the organization’s president began May 16.
Padgett graduated with a B.S.B.A. in Business Administration from East Carolina University. After working in his family’s business and various capacities for a regional jewelry chain, Padgett opened his own store - Bradley’s Jewelers - in July 2005.