Benedetta Casamento has served as a director of Charles & Colvard since May 2017. Ms. Casamento is Chairman and President of Allyke, Inc., an artificial intelligence company creating digital imagery insights for retail and other industries. Previously, Ms. Casamento served as CEO of luxury lifestyle brand, Calypso St. Barth. Prior to that, she served as Executive VP of Finance & Operations at The Talbots Inc. and she held various senior leadership positions at Liz Claiborne, Inc., including serving as President of Liz Claiborne Brands and President of the Ellen Tracy and Dana Buchman brands. Ms. Casamento started her career at Saks Fifth Avenue. Ms. Casamento is involved in various charitable organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors of Women In Need, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides housing, programs, and other services to New York City’s homeless mothers and their children.