- Voices of Descendants
- ANN S. ARNOLD
ANN S. ARNOLD, DAUGHTER
ANN S. ARNOLD, DAUGHTER
MARK SCHONWETTER - Father,
SALA SCHONWETTER - Grandmother,
ISRAEL SCHONWETTER - Grandfather (Deceased),
ZOSIA SCHONWETTER - Aunt,
DAVID SCHONWETTER - Uncle (Deceased),
ISABELLA S. FISKE-SISTER
DESCENDANT BIOGRAPHY BY ANN S. ARNOLD, author of together: a Journey for survival
Ann, along with her sister Isabella Fiske, created the foundation in honor of their father. She is also the CFO of H. Arnold Wood Turning, Inc. a premier supplier of wood products and the Chief Strategy Officer of BIG (Buyers Intelligence Group), which provides comprehensive, scalable, industry solutions that deliver dramatically improved performance to jewelry retailers and manufacturers. After graduating from Lehigh and earning her CPA working at Deloitte, she ran Lieberfarb, a leading U.S. based designer and manufacturer of bridal jewelry, for over 20 years, where most recently served as CEO. As a 27 year industry veteran Ann then founded the Arnold Advisory Group. She is proud of her accomplishments in and service to the jewelry industry. Some of these include: Past Chair of the Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT), Board Member and past Treasurer of the 24 Karat Club of New York, Former president of the National Board of Directors of the Women’s Jewelry Association and the WJA Foundation, Past Chair of the Manufacturers Jewelers and Suppliers of America (MJSA), Recipient of the distinguished WJA Award for Excellence in Manufacturing, and along with her father, Mark Schonwetter, she has won two Platinum Innovation Awards for Design. Her board works continues outside the jewelry industry as well. She is the current Treasurer of the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation as well as a board member of Mr. T’s Carting, a family owned and operated private waste management company and Day’s Jewelers, a leading jewelry retailers in Maine and New Hampshire. One of her greatest accomplishments has been publishing, Together-A Journey for Survival. In September of 2016, she was awarded with the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Heroes for Tolerance Award. She speaks to people of all ages all over the country and has written a lesson plan to accompany the book, which is now being used in many schools.
Refer to Ann Arnold Interview (below) in Descendant Submission.
Sources and Credits:
Together: A Journey of Survival , Available on Amazon.
The SSBJCC Holocaust Memorial and Education Center gratefully acknowledges the donation of Together: A Journey of Survival by Ann S. Arnold, daughter of Mark Schonwetter, as well as digital historic and family photographs therein.