LEARN. SHOP. EVOLVE.                                                                                                                The independent jewelry market is evolving, we are too! 
                                                                                                                                                          March 2-4, 2019
                                                                                                                                  Pre-Show Conference Friday, March 1
                                                                                                                                              Cobb Galleria | Atlanta, GA 
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Terry Chandler

Diamond Council of America
President & CEO
Nashville, TN
Terry’s forty-year retail jewelry career began as a trainee for what was then a small family-owned chain of four jewelry stores Michelson Jewelers. He was a store manager, supervisor, Senior Vice President, and partner, in the chain that grew to twelve stores.
Terry has been involved in every aspect of the retail jewelry industry including training, operations, development, management and, now, distance education and association management.
He accepted the full-time role of President/CEO of the Diamond Council in February of 2001.
During his tenure, the Diamond Council has grown from seventy members representing approximately twelve hundred stores to one of the industry’s leading education and training resources, now with over 300 members representing over four thousand retail jewelry stores in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
In 2017 Terry, along with the DCA Board of Directors and the Board of Jewelers of America, completed a three-year effort that would lead to DCA becoming an affiliate of Jewelers of America and relocating the DCA offices to New York City.
Terry is a 1994 inductee into Alpha Beta Kappa, the National Honor Society of the Diamond Council of America. Terry received the American Gem Societies prestigious Triple Zero Award in 2018 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the 24 Karat Club of Southern California in 2019.