jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses, serving the fine jewellery retail marketplace has announced the appointment of David Bonaparte as their next President and CEO. Bonaparte will succeed Matthew A Runci when he retires in January 2013. JA’s board of directors (BoD) approved this appointment at their semi-annual meeting conducted.
As Sr Vice President, JCK Brands for Reed Exhibitions, Bonaparte is not only in charge of the brand in the US and abroad, he has also become a major advocate in connection with issues and events affecting the jewellery industry. He was also appointed the global leader for the jewellery portfolio at Reed Exhibitions worldwide.