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American Gem Society Elects New Board Members at Conclave 2023

On Wednesday, May 3, during Conclave’s annual Membership Breakfast, the American Gem Society (AGS) confirmed the AGS International Board of Directors for 2023–2024.

The 2023–2024 AGS International Board of Directors are:

Executive Committee

PresidentLisa Bridge, CG
President-ElectAlexis Padis, CGA
Secretary; Chair: Gemological Sciences CommitteeBryan Moeller, CGA
Sr. AdvisorWilliam Farmer Jr.
Treasurer; Chair: Finance, Audit & Legal CommitteeLarry Rickert

Committee Designations and Board Members

Chair: Young Titleholders CommitteeMaria Brown, RJ
Chair: Membership Committee Mitchell Clark, CG
Chair: International Guilds CouncilAmanda Coleman-Phelps, CGA
Chair: Education Committee Sarah Person, CG
Chair: Conclave SubcommitteeDenise Richards, CGA
Chair: AGS Laboratories Advisory Committee and
Gemological Sciences Committee
John Carter, CGA
Director-at-LargeSarin Bachmann
Director-at-Large Ryan Berg, CG
Director-at-LargeSumit Dangi
Director-at-LargeKevin Mays, CGA
Director-at-LargeDavid Mazer, CG
Director-at-LargeNiveet Nagpal, CG

David Mazer, CG, was elected as a new addition to the Board. Mr. Mazer serves as Director of Sales and Training, Diamond Buyer, for Marks Jewelers in Montgomeryville, PA.

“We are excited to welcome David to the Board. He brings valuable expertise, and we look forward to working with him,” said Lisa Bridge, “I would also like to thank Rick Beckett for his service to the American Gem Society Board. His contribution is greatly appreciated, and we count on his continued involvement in the Society.”

For those members of the AGS that would like to serve on the American Gem Society International Board of Directors or would like to nominate a fellow member, please look for communications coming from AGS next January.