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Ruth Batson to Retire as American Gem Society CEO

Feb 9, 2016 7:48 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... Ruth Batson, chief executive officer of the American Gem Society (AGS) and AGS Laboratories, will retire after 23 years, with her departure scheduled for the summer of 2017.

The AGS board of directors will form a committee to hire a new CEO, according to a statement February 8.

“Ruth will participate in the search and onboarding process of the new CEO,” said Louis Smith, AGS president. “We are confident that we will find a great successor to guide the organization forward. Ruth has generously provided us with ample time to make a seamless transition."

“I have been a part of AGS for 23 years, which has been my entire career in the jewelry industry,” Batson said. “I am deeply passionate about the mission of AGS and AGS Laboratories. It is a privilege and honor to serve the membership."
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