Hamilton Jewelers promotes 2 execs to new leadership roles

Hamilton Jewelers, the Princeton-based family-owned jewelry store, has announced a pair of executive promotions this week.

Anne Russell, the company’s vice president of merchandising, has been promoted to executive vice president – branding and merchandising. In her new role, she will oversee development of Hamilton’s proprietary jewelry collections, management of designer and watch brand relations, growth of its website and more.

“In today’s luxury industry, speed and efficiency go hand-in-hand with design and vision,” CEO and President Hank Siegel said in a prepared statement. “A critical component of success is the effectiveness of product sourcing, design development and client outreach, all while ensuring the look and feel of the brand is enhanced and protected.

“Anne has the ability to combine a merchant’s eye with a vision for the future of the Hamilton brand, which represents the perfect match for this new role.”

In addition, the company said Donna Bouchard, vice president of advertising and community relations, has been promoted to senior vice president – specialty business. In her new role, she will oversee Hamilton’s Insignia business and its Specialty Gifts business in a new combined division servicing businesses, nonprofits and other corporate and institutional clients.

“Donna is the perfect person to help us refresh and relaunch our Specialty Business offerings with a renewed focus and energy,” Chief Operating Officer Andrew Siegel said in a statement. “She has experience in this incredibly important work that Hamilton does for our corporate clients, and also has her incredible marketing background to help introduce new businesses, organizations and societies to the Hamilton way of distinctive service and quality products.”

Russell joined Hamilton in 2008 in the merchandising department prior to becoming a vice president.

“I’m excited about this new opportunity to create a seamless relationship between merchandising and marketing in order to continue to create a cohesive brand presentation that raises awareness and deepens client relationships,” she said in a statement.

Bouchard joined the company in 2001 in the marketing department before taking over the Hamilton Insignia and Hamilton for Business divisions in 2011.

“After 20 years of understanding and cultivating client relationships with Hamilton, this is an exciting new opportunity to grow another important channel of distribution in the business sector,” she said in a statement. “The growth potential is significant when considering Hamilton’s brand equity and existing reach around the globe.”