James Dimick is Director of Business Development at the American Gem Society and American Gem Society Laboratories. He’s responsible for spearheading and identifying business development initiatives globally that are consistent with the organization’s overall strategy. James drives strategic business development activities and focuses accelerating profitable growth across the AGS and AGS Laboratories. Prior to joining AGS, he worked in strategic business development, focused on revenue growth and brand development for some of the country’s largest specialty retailers. Notably, he spent 18 years at Zale Corporation, where as an executive, he directed several key strategic initiatives. During his tenure with Zales, James was recognized for several prestigious awards, from Director of the Year for eight straight quarters, as well as the company’s prestigious Joel Brown Award. James is a frequent and highly rated expert on industry related topics.