Gen-Next Jewelers Gets Serious About The Future Of The Jewelry Industry

Gen-Next Jewelers (GNJ) is taking steps to prepare for the future of the organization with changes to both its leadership and its mission. 

GNJ is excited to share several shifts and additions to its board. The organization welcomes two new members, Jennifer Apfelbaum of Marco Bicego and John Tierney of JCK Events. Lisa Nikfarjam of Lisa Nik has also taken over as Moderator of the organization, a position held by Michael Schechter of Honora since the organization’s inception in 2008. Schechter will continue to serve on the GNJ Executive Board.

Several of the founding members, including Josh Weinman, Russell Kwiat and Eric Halfacre have completed their term in order to make way for the new wave of Executive Board members. Those continuing on the executive board are Dan Gordon, Samuel Gordon, Sean Moore, Borsheims, Michelle Orman, Last Word Communications, Matt Rosenheim, Tiny Jewel Box and Jeni Weinman,Cora International.

In addition to the changes to the board, Gen-Next is approaching 2012 with the goal of “Moving Jewelry Forward” through several initiatives and an entirely new mission statement:

“Gen-Next Jewelers strives to create a proactive community of open-minded jewelry professionals dedicated to fostering new talent, new ideas and new relationships while honoring the heritage of our industry.”

“With the new mission statement, and our new educational and networking initiatives, there is increased enthusiasm among the executive board,” explains Lisa Nikfarjam. “We continue to believe that Gen-Next can play a significant roll in our industry and we look forward to hearing feedback from anyone who participates in our events so that we can continue to evolve and grow.”

Since it’s introduction, Gen-Next Jewelers has sought to create a platform where the next wave of the jewelry industry can connect. They look to continue evolving that mission in 2012 with a new wave of board members, a refined mission statement, events in both Basel and Las Vegas as well as an educational track on Saturday, June 2nd at JCK during Jewelry Market Week. 

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