President: Peri O'Connor
Vice President: Martha Seely
Treasurer: Michelle Aldag
Secretary: Munya Upin
Social Media: Elizabeth Arnold
Events: Caylee Kozak, Raquel Alonso-Perez
Fundraising: Caylee Kozak
2016 Shining Star: Michelle Aldag, Treasurer Extraordaire
2015 Shining Star: Martha Seely, Martha Seely Designs
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ABOUT WJA BOSTON
The fledging Boston chapter can boast that the WJA began here in Beantown in 1976. But there hasn’t been a chapter here since that first year until 2014 when a group of us decided that Boston really needed its own WJA chapter. We have been delighted with our growth and feel lucky that our group has a huge number of young, enthusiastic, designer/entrepreneurs who want to learn all they can and to network with more established professionals in the industry. We are as well encouraging retailers, contractors, gem/pearl dealers and others involved in the jewelry world to join our ranks.
The Boston chapter has also been able to pull together a strong Board of Directors who are willing to share their expertise and time to help us become a strong chapter. We have an exciting 2016 calendar of informative speakers on a variety of subjects as well as our regular Meet and Mingle sessions where we casually share and network.
There is something planned for every month and for every member. All of our events are in various locations throughout the metropolitan Boston area, but we always make sure they are a short distance from major subway stops and are easily accessible. So many wonderful friendships and business relationships have already been formed in the Boston chapter. It is exciting to just to watch it grow and thrive!