ROSEMONT, Ill.–Jennifer Lamberg of the International Housewares Association passed away Sept. 29 after a brief illness. She was 43.
Lamberg was executive assistant to IHA President and CEO Phil Brandl and Judy Colitz, manager, special events and executive services. Lamberg joined IHA in 2001.
She touched many lives in the industry through her responsibilities for IHA’s Chief Officers Reaching Excellence (CORE) share groups and the Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession (CHESS), as well as the International Home + Housewares Show and Housewares Charity Foundation.
“IHA has lost a treasured member of the family. Jennifer fought a courageous battle with breast cancer beginning in late 2012 and we rejoiced with her when she got a cancer-free diagnosis last spring,” Brandl said. “We will especially miss her strong spirit and witty personality. She was an inspiration to all of us.”
Jennifer is survived by her husband Bob and son Brady. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 204, Norwood, NJ 07648, tnbcfoundation.org, or The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in care of Judy Colitz, IHA, 6400 Shafer Ct., Ste. 650, Rosemont, IL 60018.