Jewelers Mutual Group adds new members to Board of Directors
John A. Green and Niveet Nagpal to join Jewelers Mutual Board
NEENAH, Wis. (May 18, 2022) – The Jewelers Mutual Group has announced the addition of two new members to its board of directors, effective May 18, 2022: John A. Green, president & CEO of Lux Bond & Green and Niveet Nagpal, president for Omi Privé fine jewelry.
“We are thrilled to welcome John and Niveet to our board of directors. They bring with them extensive knowledge from the jewelry industry and a keen eye to the evolution of it.” said Scott Murphy, president and CEO of Jewelers Mutual. “We are fortunate to team with them as we continue to work towards raising the tide of the jewelry industry.”
In addition to Green and Nagpal, Jewelers Mutual board members include: Alex Barcados, Susan Doyle, Mark Fiebrink, Patti Griffin, Dione Kenyon, vice chair of the board, Marianne Marck, Scott Murphy, president and CEO of Jewelers Mutual, Terry Murphy, Robert Reeg, chair of the board and Craig Underwood.
“As Jewelers Mutual continues to diversify and grow its product offerings to serve an ever-changing jewelry industry, these dynamic members of our board provide the experience and energy to support the company’s current and future initiatives.” said Rob Reeg, chair of the board.
About John A. Green
For the past 30 years, John has served as president and Chief Executive Officer of Lux Bond & Green. Today Lux Bond & Green, established in 1898 by John’s great grandfather, has five locations located in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
While passionate and active on a multitude of non-profit boards in his native Hartford, CT community, John has also been a stalwart within the jewelry industry as a past chair of the Gemological Institute of America, Jewelers of America, Jewelry Information Center (JIC) and the Gem Awards; he has also been a member of the boards of the Manufacturers Jewelers and Silversmiths Association (MJSA), and Jewelers for Children. John has been given the National Jeweler Hall of Fame Award, been a JFC Facet of Hope honoree, and received AGS Circle of Distinction Triple Zero and Life-time Achievement Awards.
John resides in West Hartford, CT with his wife of 42 years, Norma Jean, a gemologist and third generation jeweler formerly from Galveston TX. They are the proud parents to four grown children and their spouses Daniel & Jenna, Deborah & Christopher, Alexandra & Reinhard, Charles & Nikita and two beautiful grandchildren Noa & Harper.
About Niveet Nagpal
Niveet Nagpal serves as president for Omi Privé fine jewelry. He has deep history in the gem and jewelry industry dating back five generations. Niveet discovered a great passion for the loose gemstone business from his parents, Omi and Preeti, who established Los Angeles based Omi Gems in 1985. After earning a business degree from the University of Southern California and a G.G. from GIA in 1997, Niveet joined his father at Omi Gems. Niveet carries his family’s deep appreciation for the inherent beauty of gemstones and reputation for sourcing the world’s most valuable jewels. He also takes pride in creating award winning jewelry showcasing exceptional gemstones, he has been honored with over 40 jewelry design awards including 18 AGTA Spectrum awards.
Niveet is deeply committed to the education and integrity of the industry and has contributed his business knowledge to many trade publications and events. Niveet has served on several trade organization boards including the American Gem Society, American Gem Trade Association (AGTA), JCK LUXURY advisory committee, and past president of the 24K Club of Southern California. He volunteers as a career coach at GIA and is a participant in the GIA-Harvard Global Leadership Program.
About Jewelers Mutual Group
Jewelers Mutual Group was founded in 1913 by a group of Wisconsin jewelers to meet their unique insurance needs. Today, Jewelers Mutual offers products and services nationwide and throughout Canada that enable jewelry businesses to run safe, secure, and successful operations. Consumers also put their trust in Jewelers Mutual to protect their personal jewelry and the special moments it represents. The group’s strong financial position is reflected in its 35 consecutive ratings of “A+ Superior” from A.M. Best Company, as of November 2021.