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The 2017 AGS Board of Directors

Tuesday, April 11, 2017   (0 Comments)
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On April 8, 2017, the membership re-elected the AGS Board of Directors during the Membership Breakfast. Please join us as we congratulate the following:

Executive Committee

President: Scott Berg, CG
President-Elect: John Carter, CGA
Secretary: Michael Richards, CG
Sr. Advisor: Georgie Gleim, CG
Treasurer: Frank Brown, RJ


AGS Laboratories Advisory Committee: Clayton Bromberg, CG
Conclave Committee: Alexis Padis, CGA
Education Committee: Lisa Bridge, CG
Finance, Audit and Legal: Frank Brown, RJ
Gemological Science Committee: Michael Richards, CG
International Guilds Council: Marc Altman, CGA
Marketing Committee: Scott Udell
Membership Committee and Grievance & Review Committee: Kelly Newton, CGA


Scott Murphy
Beryl Raff
Yancy Weinrich
Ronald “Ronnie” VanderLinden
Stewart Wicht



Mission Statement

The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research.

The Society is committed to providing educational products to inform and protect the consumer and to contributing to the betterment of the trade by creating industry standards to protect the jewelry-buying public and the fine jewelry industry as a whole.

AGS Laboratories, founded to support the AGS mission, is a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory with a mission of consumer protection. Adhering to the AGS Diamond Grading Standards, AGS Laboratories is dedicated to offering diamond grading reports that provide consistency and accuracy based on science.

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