In July, JA President & CEO David J. Bonaparte received the Ben Kaiser Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women's Jewelry Association during the association's 2014 Awards for Excellence gala, held on Monday, July 28, 2014. The Ben Kaiser Award commemorates men in the industry who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women. Dave took his time on stage to thank the women he has worked with throughout his career, at Jewelers of America and during his years at JCK. Watch his thoughtful acceptance speech!
Women's Jewelry Association President Andrea Hansen with Dave Bonaparte.
With beautiful sunset views of the Hudson River as the backdrop from Pier 60 in New York City, the Jewelers of America team celebrated Dave as he received his WJA Awards for Excellence honor. The gala salutes outstanding women in the industry and the brands and people who support women that make this industry great.