The Southern Jewelry Travelers Association (SJTA) announced its 2008-2009 Executive Board and Directors during the recent August 9-11 Atlanta Jewelry Show. Comprised of jewelry industry vendors and independent sales representatives, the Executive Board and Directors work closely with the SJTA management team to develop and fine-tune programs and strategies designed to strengthen the Atlanta Jewelry Show, as well as other services the association provides to independent jewelers and representatives throughout the Southeast region.
The 2008-2009 Officers and Directors include:
President - Steve Binder, Quality Gold
Executive Vice President - Rhett Hartzog, Independent Sales Representative
Vice President- Allen Lipscher, Global Diamonds, Inc.
Secretary/Treasurer - Jeff Unger, B & N Jewelry, Inc.
Patti Levi, Gem Pak
Steve Berkowitz, Sterling Reputation
Ravi Chugani, Mohan’s, Inc.
“The Board and Directors offer a wonderful sounding board, as well as a tremendous pool of talent and industry insight for us to draw upon,” explains Carol Young, executive director of SJTA, managers and producers of the Atlanta Jewelry Show. “They are out in the field, know the critical issues facing retailers and reps today, and provide insightful feedback that helps guide us in developing trade show and association initiatives that most effectively meet the needs of retailers, reps and other industry members.”
SJTA staff with the Association’s 2008 - 2009 Officers and Directors: (Front Row L-R) Patti Levi, Gem Pak; Carol Young, SJTA; Charlene Bridges, SJTA; Libby Brown, SJTA. (Back Row L-R) Alan Colussy, SJTA; Allen Lipscher, Global Diamonds, Inc.; Steve Berkowitz, Sterling Reputation; Jeff Unger, B&N Jewelry, Inc; Steve Binder, Quality Gold; Ravi Chugani, Mohan’s, Inc; Rhett Hartzog, Independent Sales Representative.