Brook Ellis has been re-elected as the second vice president of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) Accrediting Commission. Ellis will continue to review information submitted from applying organizations and evaluate them for accreditation. He also will assist in making decisions for the development of new standards and the revision of outdated ones. Ellis's career spans more than 40 years. He was appointed GIA's vice president of education in 1996 and has held executive positions with the American Gem Society, the 24 Karat Club of Canada, and Jewellers Vigilance Canada Inc. He's also a member of the Jewelers' Education Foundation's Board of Governors.