• Cultured Pearl Association of America Names New Board

    EAST PROVIDENCE, RI The Cultured Pearl Association of America Inc. has held its governing board elections.
    The elections took place during the 2017 JCK Las Vegas. Outgoing President Peter Bazar of Imperial has held two two-year terms.

    The newly elected board members are:

    • Elected president: Aziz Basalely, Eliko Pearl, New York.
    • Elected vice president: Anil Maloo, Baggins Inc., California.
    • Elected treasurer: Jeremy Shepherd, Pearl Paradise, California.
    • Elected secretary: Richard Blake, Grassman-Blake, New Jersey.

    For more information, call Bo Perry at 401-432-9990 or visit www.cpaa.org.
    The Cultured Pearl Association of America is a nonprofit group founded in 1957. It is made up of manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers and suppliers of cultured pearls in the U.S.

    Left to right: Richard Blake, secretary; Jeremy Shepherd, treasurer; Aziz Basalely, president; and Anil Maloo, vice president.