Gardner to Address World Bank Officials

Cecilia L. Gardner, Jewelers Vigilance Committee’s president, chief executive officer, and general counsel, will address The World Bank, Financial Market Integrity Group on Oct. 25. Gardner will present an overview of the U.S. jewelry industry’s response to government regulations requiring the industry to develop and execute anti-money laundering programs.

Gardner, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, will address AML officials from approximately 16 third world and developing nations and members of the International Monetary Fund.

“The U.S. government has asked the jewelry industry to be awake to red flags that may indicate possible money-laundering activities,” Gardner said. “I appreciate the opportunity to present the U.S. jewelry industry’s response to AML government regulations and an overview of the programs and products the Jewelers Vigilance Committee offer to help jewelers to develop effective AML programs.”