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Announcing the 2021/2022 AGS International Board of Directors

The American Gem Society (AGS) recently announced its International Board of Directors for 2021/2022. This year, joining the AGS Board of Directors is William Farmer, Jr. of Farmer’s Jewelry in Lexington, KY, and Rick Beckett, RJ, of Skeie’s Jewelers in Eugene, OR.

The 2021/2022 AGS International Board of Directors are:

Executive Committee
President: Michael Richards, CG
President-Elect: Lisa Bridge, CG
Secretary: Alexis Padis, CGA
Sr. Advisor: William Farmer, Jr.
Treasurer: Larry Rickert
Board Members and Committee Designations
Director-at-Large: Ryan Berg, CG
Director-at-Large: Sarin Bachmann
Director-at-Large: Caryl Capeci
Director-at-Large: Amanda Coleman-Phelps, CGA
Director-at-Large: Scott Murphy
Director-at-Large: Niveet Nagpal
Director-at-Large: Scott Udell
Director-at-Large: Rick Beckett, RJ


Chair: AGS Laboratories Advisory Committee John Carter, CGA
Chair: Conclave Subcommittee Alexis Padis, CGA
Chair: Education Committee Sarah Person, CG
Chair: Finance, Audit & Legal CommitteeLarry Rickert
Chair: Gemological Sciences CommitteeBryan Moeller, CGA
Chair: International Guilds Council Marc Altman, CGA
Chair: Membership CommitteeMitchell Clark, CG
Chair: Young Titleholders CommitteeSarah Nanasi Russell, CG

“The American Gem Society is so happy to have Bill Farmer join us as Senior Advisor. Bill has been an incredible asset to the Society, having served as a past president, along with his many volunteer contributions,” said Katherine Bodoh, CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories. “We are thrilled to welcome Rick to our Board as well. New Board members help bring fresh, innovative ideas to our Society. The AGS is fortunate that Bill and Rick have offered to share their expertise, passion, and time to help us deliver value to our members.”

The American Gem Society would like to express their gratitude to Georgie Gleim, CG, and Ronnie VanderLinden, who are rolling off the Board this year. Georgie and Ronnie gave their time and expertise to the membership by attending Board meetings, volunteering, collaborating, and supporting the AGS through their service on committees and in many other ways.

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.