(DALLAS) - The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) announced the results of the 2012 AGTA Board of Directors elections. The winners were all elected to three-year terms as Directors. These terms will take effect at the 2012 AGTA Board of Directors Meeting at AGTA GemFair™ Tucson.
Elected as Directors:
John Bachman - John M. Bachman, Inc.
Jeffrey Bilgore - Jeffrey Bilgore, LLC
Ruben Bindra - B & B Fine Gems
Bruce Bridges - Bridges Tsavorite
Sampat Poddar - Byrex Gems, Inc.
Kambiz Sabouri - Gem 2000, Inc.
Bear Williams - Bear Essentials
The following AGTA Directors’ terms will continue through 2012:
Benjamin Hackman - Intercolor USA
Robert Bentley - Robert Bentley Company
Peter Bazar - Imperial-Deltah, Inc.
Sushil Goyal - Liberty Gems, Inc.
Betty Sue King - King’s Ransom
Bill Larson - Pala International, Inc.
Glenn Lehrer - Lehrer Designs, Inc.
Gerry Manning - Manning International
Niveet Nagpal - Omi Gems, Inc.
Lois Wacholtz - Christopher’s Fine Jewelry Design
Cynthia Renee Zava - Cynthia Renee Company
The Nominating Committee was chaired by AGTA Past President Barbara Lawrence. Committee Members were James Alger and Benny Hakimi.
The AGTA Board of Directors holds elections on a rotating cycle in order to guarantee coherence of the Board’s long-term plans. The new Board members will be introduced at the AGTA Membership Meeting, which is open to all AGTA Members and will be held Friday, February 3, 2012, at the Tucson Convention Center.
The AGTA offers special thanks to all of the candidates for their dedication to AGTA and their willingness to serve. Learn more about AGTA at www.agta.org.