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WJA Announces Newly Elected International Board Member, Kristie Nicolosi

The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) welcomes newly elected member, Kristie Nicolosi , to its international Board of Directors. Nicolosi previously sat on the board from 2011 to 2018, where she served as WJA Treasurer and Investment Committee Chair.

 

Since 2005, Nicolosi has served as the President and CEO of The Kingswood Company, the leading global manufacturer of high-quality jewelry care products. Under her leadership, the company has achieved a notable 16x growth. Nicolosi was recognized as one of the Columbus Business First Forty Under 40® honorees and was also named a 2020 Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of The Year® East Central Award finalist. In 2023, she was inducted into the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) Hall of Fame, recognizing her successful efforts as a Private Brand Champion.

Aligned with WJA’s mission to further the empowerment of women, Nicolosi has long been active in like-minded groups including The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, the Women President’s Organization, and she recently joined the international Board of Directors of Diamonds Do Good.

“I’m so pleased to be welcoming Kristie Nicolosi back to the WJA International Board of Directors and also as the Chair of the WJA Audit Committee,” says WJA President, Susan Chandler. “Kristie’s experience, insight, and leadership will be a great addition to our community and further our mission.”

“I am honored to be rejoining the WJA board this year and to contribute my expertise to this amazing organization,” says Nicolosi. “WJA has served a critical role in the advancement of women in the jewelry industry for over 40 years, and I’m excited to work with the Board to fortify the organization so it will continue its mission for many years to come.”

To learn more about WJA, visit www.womensjewelryassociation.com, or email info@womensjewelryassociation.com.

About the Women’s Jewelry Association:
The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) is a trailblazing organization dedicated to empowering and advancing women within the jewelry and watch industries. In 1983, WJA was founded on the belief that women could create lasting change by connecting, mentoring, and recognizing one another’s accomplishments. Today, WJA stands as a global network of professionals spanning diverse roles, from designers and manufacturers to retailers and media representatives. The organization’s mission is to facilitate professional growth through networking, education, leadership development, and a wide range of member services. Through its numerous chapters across the U.S. and around the world, WJA offers a spectrum of benefits, including networking events, educational programs, mentoring initiatives, scholarships, and grants. For more information about WJA, or to become a member, visit www.womensjewelryassociation.com.

About Kristie Nicolosi:

Kristie Nicolosi is President & CEO of The Kingswood Company, the leading globalmanufacturer of high-quality jewelry care products. Since acquiring the business in 2005, Nicolosi has focused the company on sustained, profitable growth, with 16x growth under her leadership. She has reenergized the company’s product lines and expanded design capabilities, offering an array of products that can be tailored to a customer’s brand, improving both sellthrough and brand recognition. Nicolosi has also expanded the company’s distribution channels from almost exclusively US domestic retail jewelers to manufacturers and brands, e-commerce channels, direct sales companies, pawn stores, big-box retailers, and international retailers and distributors. In addition, the Company has launched two brands which are carried in over 1000 doors throughout North America: Gem Glow®, and CLEAN + CARE®. Kingswood products are now distributed on six continents and to over 12,000 doors worldwide. Under her leadership, the company earned recognition on the Inc. 5000, Inc. Magazine’s prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Nicolosi was recognized as one of Columbus Business First’s Forty Under 40® honorees, and was also named a 2020 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® East Central Award finalist. In 2023, she was inducted into the Private Label Manufacturers Association Hall of Fame, recognizing her efforts and success as a Private Brand Champion. Sought for her expertise in jewelry care and as a female-owned business-owner, Nicolosi is a regular contributor to publications such as InStore, National Jeweler, Martha Stewart Weddings, the American Gem Society’s Spectra, American Gem Trade Association’s Prism and more. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Nicolosi appeared in several videos and webinars educating retailers and jewelers globally on the importance of cleaning jewelry as part of overall hygiene. Dedicated to the empowerment of women, Nicolosi has long been active in organizations focused on that goal, including the international Board of Directors of the Women’s Jewelry Association, The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, and the Women President’s Organization, and recently joined the international Board of Directors of Diamonds Do Good. Prior to acquiring The Kingswood Company, Nicolosi had a successful career in professional services as an executive with both Ernst & Young and Fifth Third Bank. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, she spends her free time traveling with her husband Steven and with her daughter Eva.

Nicolosi can be reached at 614.252.6400 or via email at knicolosi@thekingswoodcompany.com.
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kristienicolosi/

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