American Gem Society Names New President

David Gardner, owner of David Gardner’s Jewelers in College Station, Texas, has been appointed president of the American Gem Society’s board of directors.

Gardner, who replaces current president, Cathy Calhoun, brings 40 years of experience in the jewelry industry to his new role.

“I’m very much looking forward to working with David,” Ruth Batson, CEO and executive director of AGS, said in a statement. “He’s been a tireless advocate in his work and efforts on behalf of the American Gem Society. His enthusiasm and passion for the Society is well known to all of our members, and it will no doubt be an exciting two years with at the president’s helm.”