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John Cohen

JC has spent his career in the the jewelry industry at Carlyle & Co. He is a graduate of Woodberry Forest School, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Gemological Institute of America, and the Young Executive Institute at UNC-CH.

He began his career at Carlyle & Co. as a store manager and eventually became its Co-CEO, guiding it to become an industry leader in retail jewelry sales. During his tenure, he facilitated its becoming a publicly-traded organization. JC has been a guiding light in the jewelry industry, serving on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Chairman for Jewelers of America, and the Board of Directors of Jewelers Security Alliance. He has been inducted into the National Jewelers Hall of Fame. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Reeds Jewelers.

JC’s additional activities have included serving on the Board of Directors of Woodberry, the Greensboro Merchants Association, the Greensboro Country Club, the Hospice and Palliative Care, and the Morehead Scholarship Regional Selection Committee. He is currently on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greensboro.

JC is married and has two grown daughters.