In addition, JVC awarded its prestigious Stanley Schechter Award to Sue Saarnio, the State Department's former Special Advisor for Conflict Diamonds.
JVC chairman Eli Haas noted that the JVC had played a crucial role in working with the government. He announced new members to JVC's Board of Directors: Jeffrey Bilgore - Jeffrey Bilgore, LLC, Terry Chandler - Diamond Council of America, David W. Cochran - Manufacturers Jewelers and Suppliers of America, David Pillow - Zale Corporation, and a change in Board representation; Donna Baker, president GIA, is taking the place of Ralph Destino, who is retiring.
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(left to right) JVC Chairman Eli Haas, Thomas DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, and
JVC President, CEO, and General Counsel, Cecilia Gardner at JVC annual luncheon, January 9, 2009.