AGS Adds Six to International Board of Directors

The American Gem Society elected six new members to their International Board of Directors, Ronnie Cox, CG of Cox Jewelers; Bill Farmer, CGA of Farmer¹s Jewelry; John Nash, CGA of Nash Jewellers; Michael Richards, CG of Underwood Jewelers; Charles Rosario, RS of Lazare Kaplan International, Inc.; and Laura Stanley, CGA of Stanley Jewelers-Gemologist.

Members completing their term on the International Board of Directors are: Craig Underwood, CGA of Underwood¹s Jewelers; Clayton Bromberg, CG of Underwood Jewelers; Georgie Gleim, CG of Gleim the Jeweler; John Michaels, RJ of Michaels Jewelers; Harton Wolf, CGA of Henne Jewelers, Inc.; and Michael Greene, CGA of Wick and Greene Jewelers. The Society recognized outgoing Board members for their dedication and service to the Society.

The American Gem Society International Board of Directors oversees all policy matters for the American Gem Society, including matters of membership. The Board establishes the standards of gemological education, business conduct and public relations, as well as the requirements for gemological equipment, member classification, titles and accreditations. The Board also approves the annual budget for the organization.

The 2008 American Gem Society International Board of Directors slate is as
follows:
 
Mark Moeller, CGA 
President         
R.F. Moeller Jeweler
                  
Cathy Calhoun, CGA
President-Elect   
Calhoun Jewelers  

Darin Kath
Treasurer
Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co.
 
David Gardner, CG
Secretary, Co-Chair Conclave Committee
David Gardner¹s Jewelers

John Nash, CGA    
Senior Advisor    
Nash Jewellers    

Bill Farmer, CGA
Chair: Membership Committee
Farmer¹s Jewelry
 
Michael Richards, CG
Director-At-Large
Underwood Jewelers
                  
Charles Rosario, RS
Director-At-Large
Lazare Kaplan International, Inc.

Jeff High
Chair: Marketing Committee
Gemvision Corp.

Ronnie Cox, CG    
Chair: AGSL Board of Managers
Cox Jewelers      

Louis Smith, CG   
Co-Chair Conclave Committee
Smithworks Fine Jewelry

Phyllis Bergman
Director-At-Large
Mercury Ring Corp.

Laura Stanley, CGA
Director-At-Large
Stanley Jewelers-Gemologist

Bev Hori, CG      
Chair: Education Committee
Ben Bridge Jeweler

Dave Bonaparte
Director-At-Large
JCK Shows
 
Tom Wright, CGA   
Chair: International Guilds Committee
Wright¹s Jewelers, Inc.

Doug Parker, CG
Chair: Gemological Science Committee
Balanced Diamonds
 
“We are pleased to welcome the new group to our Board of Directors,” said Mark Moeller, president of the American Gem Society International Board of Directors. “Together we will work diligently to help our members recognize the opportunity that is their American Gem Society membership ­ by taking advantage of the American Gem Society Laboratories’ documents, through the support and use of the products provided by the Advanced Instruments Division of the Society, and most importantly by subscribing to the sales philosophy and training outlined in the comprehensive sales training program, Custom Sales Training: Measured Results, created for and available exclusively to American Gem Society members.”


(Front Row, Left to Right) Laura Stanley, Phyllis Bergman, Cathy Calhoun, Craig Underwood, Ruth Batson, Bev Hori, Georgie Gleim, Michael Greene 
(Back Row, Left to Right) Charles Rosario, Doug Parker, Bill Farmer, David Gardner, Louis Smith, Tom Wright, Michael Richards, Ronnie Cox, Jeff High, Mark Moeller, Dave Bonaparte.