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GIA APPOINTS TWO The Gemological Institute of America has made two appointments. Judith Shechter-Lankford has been named director of corporate sales. A Graduate Gemologist with more than 26 years of industry experience, she will be responsible for national sales of GIA?s new Accredited Jewelry Professional program and other educational programs. Shechter-Lankford previously worked for GIA for 15 years as a gemology instructor, distance education manager, and manager of the GIA bookstore. In the three years before rejoining GIA, she was operations manager of MVI Marketing Ltd. in California. Alexander Angelle has been named GIA?s public relations manager. Angelle served as a deputy director of media relations on Gen. H. Norman Schwartzkopf?s staff in Operation Desert Storm. Prior to that assignment, he was chief of public affairs for the Army?s Recruiting Command during post-Col
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