Mrs. Mayer joined the board in 2014. She assumed the role of Corporate President the same year and was responsible for strategic planning, executive leadership and capital allocation. In 2018, she was promoted to CEO to lead the company into the future through growth and innovation. Jill began her career at Bead in 2007 as Financial Controller. She was responsible for HR, financial planning, budget management and financial reporting of both Bead Chain and Bead Electronics divisions. In addition to Bead’s board, she serves on the Board of Advisors of the University of New Haven’s Center for Family Business and the Board of Directors of the New Haven Manufacturers Association. Jill holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Vermont and Master of Science from Champlain College.