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Election results for 2012 AGTA Board of Directors


(DALLAS) - The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) announced the results of the 2012 AGTA Board of Directors elections.  The winners were all elected to three-year terms as Directors.  These terms will take effect at the 2012 AGTA Board of Directors Meeting at AGTA GemFair™ Tucson.

Elected as Directors:

John Bachman - John M. Bachman, Inc.

Jeffrey Bilgore - Jeffrey Bilgore, LLC

Ruben Bindra - B & B Fine Gems

Bruce Bridges - Bridges Tsavorite

Sampat Poddar - Byrex Gems, Inc.

Kambiz Sabouri - Gem 2000, Inc.

Bear Williams - Bear Essentials

The following AGTA Directors’ terms will continue through 2012:

Benjamin Hackman - Intercolor USA

Robert Bentley - Robert Bentley Company

Peter Bazar - Imperial-Deltah, Inc.

Sushil Goyal - Liberty Gems, Inc.

Betty Sue King - King’s Ransom

Bill Larson - Pala International, Inc.

Glenn Lehrer - Lehrer Designs, Inc.

Gerry Manning - Manning International

Niveet Nagpal - Omi Gems, Inc.

Joe Orlando

Lois Wacholtz - Christopher’s Fine Jewelry Design

Cynthia Renee Zava - Cynthia Renee Company

The Nominating Committee was chaired by AGTA Past President Barbara Lawrence.  Committee Members were James Alger and Benny Hakimi.

The AGTA Board of Directors holds elections on a rotating cycle in order to guarantee coherence of the Board’s long-term plans. The new Board members will be introduced at the AGTA Membership Meeting, which is open to all AGTA Members and will be held Friday, February 3, 2012, at the Tucson Convention Center.

The AGTA offers special thanks to all of the candidates for their dedication to AGTA and their willingness to serve. Learn more about AGTA at www.agta.org.