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AGTA Board of Directors Election Results

Sep 14, 2011 4:59 PM   By American Gem Trade Association
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RAPAPORT... 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. Terms will take effect at the 2012 AGTA board of directors meeting at AGTA GemFair™ Tucson.

Elected as directors:
John Bachman of John M. Bachman Inc.
Jeffrey Bilgore of Jeffrey Bilgore LLC
Ruben Bindra of B & B Fine Gems
Bruce Bridges of Bridges Tsavorite
Sampat Poddar of Byrex Gems Inc.
Kambiz Sabouri of Gem 2000 Inc.
Bear Williams of Bear Essentials

The following AGTA directors’ terms will continue through 2012:

Benjamin Hackman of Intercolor USA               
Robert Bentley of the Robert Bentley Company       
Peter Bazar of Imperial-Deltah Inc.           
Sushil Goyal of Liberty Gems Inc.           
Betty Sue Kingof King’s Ransom           
Bill Larson of Pala International Inc.
Glenn Lehrer of Lehrer Designs Inc.           
Gerry Manning of Manning International           
Niveet Nagpal of Omi Gems Inc.               
Joe Orlando                               
Lois Wacholtz of Christopher’s Fine Jewelry Design   
Cynthia Renee Zava of 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.
Tags: 2012 AGTA Board of Directors elections, AGTA, AGTA Gem Fair, American Gem Trade Association, Bear Williams Bear Essentials, Bruce Bridges Bridges Tsavorite, Jeffrey Bilgore Jeffrey Bilgore, LLC, John Bachman John M. Bachman, Inc., Kambiz Sabouri Gem 2000, Inc., Ruben Bindra B & B Fine Gems, Sampat Poddar Byrex Gems, Inc.
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