AGS Announces New President, Board

The American Gem Society elected Louis Smith as the new president of the board during its annual Conclave in San Diego last month. 

Smith is a certified gemologist and owner of Smithworks Fine Jewelry in Spartanburg, S.C. He will serve as president until April 2016. 

“I’m very excited to assume the role of president,” Smith said in a statement. “We have a talented team at headquarters and a hardworking and dedicated board. With that combination and our membership, I’m looking forward to great things in the next two years.”

The 2014 board of directors, who will serve one-year terms, are as follows: 

President elect, Scott Berg, CG

Secretary and chair, Conclave Sub-Committee, John Carter, CGA

Senior advisor, Bill Sites, CGA

Treasurer, Kelly Kinas

Director at large, Beryl Raff

Director at large, Yancy Weinrich

Director at large, Charles Rosario

Chair, International Guilds Council, Laura Stanley, CGA

Chair, Gemological Sciences Committee, Michael Richards, CG

Chair, Education & Young Titleholders Committee, Lisa Bridge, CG

Chair, Marketing Committee, Michael Wilson, CG

Chair, Membership & Grievance and Review Committee, Kelly Newton, CGA

Chair, AGS Lab Advisory Committee, Mark Moeller, CGA

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