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Cathy Calhoun appointed as President of AGS’s Board of Directors
She will play the role of President uptil 2012
By: Diamond World News Service
May 12 2010 10:13AM
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New appointments were recently announced at the American Gem Society (AGS). Cathy Calhoun, Certified Gemologist Appraiser (CGA) has been appointed as President of the Society’s Board of Directors, taking over the role from President, Mark Moeller, CGA, of R.F. Moeller Jeweler. “I’m very much looking forward to working with Cathy,” said Ruth Batson, CEO and Executive Director of AGS. “She’s been a tireless advocate in her work and efforts on behalf of the American Gem Society, and she’s one of the most highly-respected, and beloved, professionals in our industry.”

Calhoun’s professional portfolio speaks of holding reputed positions and ventures - as owner of Calhoun Jewelers, Avanti Development, LLC, on board of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, Jewelers For Children, and Women's Jewelry Association, the past president of the Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association, the Delaware Valley Guild, and the American Gem Society Keystone Guild.

She will hold the role of AGS’s Board President until 2012, the time of the AGS annual Conclave. “Calhoun said, “We have an ambitious agenda ahead of us, and we intend to accomplish a lot, and have some fun with some great people along the way!”

AGS also announced the list of its 2010-2011 Board Of Directors including:- President Elect -David Gardner, CG; Secretary - Louis Smith, CG; Sr. Advisor- John Nash, CGA; Treasurer- Kelly Kinas; Director at Large- Scott Berg, CG; Director at Large- Phyllis Bergman; Director at Large - Dave Bonaparte; Director at Large -Bev Hori, CG; Director at Large -Kelly Newton, CGA; Director at Large -Charles Rosario; Chair- Conclave Sub-Committee, Louis Smith, CG; Chair - International Guilds Council, Laura Stanley, CGA; Chair -Gemological Sciences Committee, Douglas Parker, CG; Chair -Education Committee, Michael Richards, CG; Chair -Marketing Committee, Jeff High; Chair -Membership Committee, Bill Farmer, CGA; Chair -AGS Lab Board of Managers, Ronnie Cox, CG.

The AGS expressed gratitude for the contributions by Mark Moeller as President for two year and Thomas Wright, CGA, for his service on the Board in previous years. Wright just completed his last term with the Board.

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