The Board of Directors of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee has created a search committee to identify and hire a President, CEO & General Counsel to replace Cecilia Gardner, who is stepping down from the position in 2017. Steven Kaiser, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JVC, said: “We are grateful for Cecilia’s 18 years of service to the JVC and her unwavering dedication to ethics and legal compliance in the jewelry industry. Her decision to step down from this role creates an opportunity for a new leader for JVC, and we look forward to identifying the best candidate for the position.”
The JVC said it is looking for an attorney with at least 10 years experience to lead and oversee the membership organization with programs focused on legal compliance. The new CEO will create new programs and strategies for organizational success, and maintain ethics and integrity standards in the jewelry trade through monitoring and educational tactics.