GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Diane Carnevale Jones, executive director of the Gift & Home Trade Association, will leave this post effective Sept. 15.
Jones will step down to concentrate on building her new business, the Carnevale Jones Group. The company will provide strategic products and services to clients both within and outside of the gift and home industry.
Jones has served as GHTA executive director since 2007. A statement from the association credited her with introducing industry health insurance, corporate discounts, First Friday webinars, the Brandwise Gift and Home Index, networking receptions, programs at trade shows throughout the nation and a public policy program to monitor laws that affect the industry.
The statement added that the GHTA is currently evaluating candidates for the executive director position.