MJSA has named Shawna Kulpa as the new editor of the association’s flagship monthly magazine, MJSA Journal.
She will succeed Tina Snyder, who recently announced her plans to launch a new company, STACKED New York, which manufactures a branded line of stackable Argentium silver bangles and bands. Snyder, who will continue with the magazine until the end of February, had been with MJSA Journal for over 15 years, and had edited it since 2001.
A 14-year veteran of MJSA who currently serves as the association’s Publications Specialist, Kulpa has been a leader in the expansion and development of MJSA’s overall publishing program. In addition to her work on MJSA Journal, where she coordinated the magazine’s editorial and oversaw the development of the annual Events Calendar, she was a primary editor for the books published by the association’s MJSA Press division. She also played a key role in the development of MJSA’s website, particularly the MJSA Journal Online section.
"Under Tina’s editorial leadership, MJSA Journal has become the industry’s recognized leader for technical and business information about professional jewelry making and design, and Shawna is perfectly suited to continue that legacy," said Rich Youmans, the magazine’s publisher. "Her long experience with all aspects of MJSA’s publishing program will ensure the Journal not only maintains but expands its vital role in helping jewelry makers and designers remain competitive."
“I welcome the opportunity to lead MJSA Journal,” says Kulpa. “Having talked with so many readers who truly value the magazine, I know how important it is to ensure we maintain the level of expertise they’ve come to expect. We have a great community of experts associated with the Journal, and I look forward to working with all of them to ensure the magazine’s reputation for excellence endures."