AGTA Committees

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Administration (Executive Committee / Officers)
OFFICE NAME COMPANY LOCATION PHONE
Chairman Benjamin Hackman Intercolor, Inc. New York, NY 212-997-7755
Member John Bachman John M. Bachman, Inc. Boulder, CO 303-440-4474
Member Robert Bentley Robert Bentley Co., Inc. New York, NY 212-302-4846
Member Barbara Lawrence Boston Gems & Findings Boston, MA 617-742-9402
Member Sam Poddar Byrex Gems, Inc. Toronto, ON Canada 416-947-1431
Member Kambiz Sabouri Gem 2000, Inc. Columbus, OH 614-239-7799
Member Douglas K. Hucker AGTA Dallas, TX 214-742-4367

Finance
OFFICE NAME COMPANY LOCATION PHONE
Chairman Sam Poddar Byrex Gems, Inc. Toronto, ON Canada 416-947-1431
Member John Bachman John M. Bachman, Inc. Boulder, CO 303-440-4474
Member Jeffrey Bilgore Jeffrey Bilgore, LLC New York, NY 212-223-5140
Member Bill Barker Barker & Company Scottsdale, AZ 480-483-0780
Member Benjamin Hackman Intercolor, Inc. New York, NY 212-997-7755
Member Kambiz Sabouri Gem 2000, Inc. Columbus, OH 614-239-7799
Member Douglas K. Hucker AGTA Dallas, TX 214-742-4367
Staff Joan Allen AGTA Dallas, TX 214-742-4367

Membership & Security
OFFICE NAME COMPANY LOCATION PHONE
Co-Chairman Joe Orlando Stuller, Inc. Lafayette, LA 337-262-7700
Co-Chairman Gerry Manning Manning International, Inc. Fairfield, CT 203-292-6980
Member Peter Bazar Imperial-Deltah, Inc. E. Providence, RI 401-434-2597
Member Benjamin Hackman Intercolor, Inc. New York, NY 212-997-7755
Member Betty Sue King King's Ransom Sausalito, CA 415-331-2650
Member Niveet Nagpal Omi Gems, Inc. Los Angeles, CA 213-622-4533
Member Sam Poddar Byrex Gems, Inc. Toronto, ON Canada 416-947-1431
Member Kambiz Sabouri Gem 2000, Inc. Columbus, OH 614-239-7799
Member Lois Wacholtz Christopher's Fine Jewelry Champaign, IL 217-352-2415
Member Douglas K. Hucker AGTA Dallas, TX 214-742-4367
Staff Joshua Garcia AGTA Dallas, TX 214-742-4367

Trade Shows
OFFICE NAME COMPANY LOCATION PHONE
Co-Chair Peter Bazar Imperial-Deltah, Inc. E. Providence, RI 401-434-2597
Co-Chair Kambiz Sabouri Gem 2000, Inc. Columbus, OH 614-239-7799
Member Pramod Agrawal Shanu G., Inc. New York, NY 800-875-4470
Member Jeffrey Bilgore Jeffrey Bilgore, LLC New York, NY 212-223-5140
Member Ruben Bindra B & B Fine Gems Los Angeles, CA 213-622-5145
Member Amit Elian 4 G's Trading Corp. New York, NY 212-398-9085
Member Sushil Goyal Liberty Gems, Inc. New York, NY 212-391-5649
Member Benjamin Hackman Intercolor, Inc. New York, NY 212-997-7755
Member Sourabh Lashkery Gemorex Int'l New York, NY 212-398-6558
Member Barbara Lawrence Boston Gems & Findings Boston, MA 617-742-9402
Member Niveet Nagpal Omi Gems, Inc. Los Angeles, CA 213-622-4533
Member Todd Reed Todd Reed, Inc. Boulder, CO 303-442-6280
Member Ambrish Sethi Manak Jewels, Inc. San Francisco, CA 415-255-4768
Member Douglas K. Hucker AGTA Dallas, TX 214-742-4367
Staff Mary Lou Keen AGTA Dallas, TX 214-742-4367

Promotion (Marketing and Education)
OFFICE NAME COMPANY LOCATION PHONE
Chairman Robert Bentley Robert Bentley Co., Inc. New York, NY 212-302-4846
Member Benjamin Hackman Intercolor, Inc. New York, NY 212-997-7755
Member Betty Sue King King's Ransom Sausalito, CA 415-331-2650
Member Gerry Manning Manning International, Inc. Fairfield, CT 203-292-6980
Member Niveet Nagpal Omi Gems, Inc. Los Angeles, CA 213-622-4533
Member Joe Orlando Stuller, Inc. Lafayette, LA 337-262-7700
Member Ambrish Sethi Manak Jewels, Inc. San Francisco, CA 415-255-4768
Member Lois Wacholtz Christopher's Fine Jewelry Champaign, IL 217-352-2415
Member Cynthia Zava Cynthia Renee, Company Carrboro, NC 919-929-7714
Member Douglas K. Hucker AGTA Dallas, TX 214-742-4367
Staff Adam Graham AGTA Dallas, TX 214-742-4367

Promotion (Spectrum)
OFFICE NAME COMPANY LOCATION PHONE
Chairman Robert Bentley Robert Bentley Co., Inc. New York, NY 212-302-4846
Member Ruben Bindra B & B Fine Gems Los Angeles, CA 213-622-5145
Member Sushil Goyal Liberty Gems, Inc. New York, NY 212-391-5649
Member Benjamin Hackman Intercolor, Inc. New York, NY 212-997-7755
Member Betty Sue King King's Ransom Sausalito, CA 415-331-2650
Member Barbara Lawrence Boston Gems & Findings Boston, MA 617-742-9402
Member Niveet Nagpal Omi Gems, Inc. Los Angeles, CA 213-622-4533
Member Ambrish Sethi Manak Jewels, Inc. San Francisco, CA 415-255-4768
Member Cynthia Zava Cynthia Renee, Company Carrboro, NC 919-929-7714
Member Douglas K. Hucker AGTA Dallas, TX 214-742-4367
Staff Adam Graham AGTA Dallas, TX 214-742-4367

Gemological and Industry Rules
OFFICE NAME COMPANY LOCATION PHONE
Chairman Bear Williams Bear Essentials Jefferson City, MO 573-635-0618
Member John Bachman John M. Bachman, Inc. Boulder, CO 303-440-4474
Member Sushil Goyal Liberty Gems, Inc. New York, NY 212-391-5649
Member Benjamin Hackman Intercolor, Inc. New York, NY 212-997-7755
Member Barbara Lawrence Boston Gems & Findings Boston, MA 617-742-9402
Member Bill Larson Pala International, Inc. Fallbrook, CA 760-728-9121
Member Glenn Lehrer Lehrer Designs, Inc. Larkspur, CA 415-461-2212
Member Gerry Manning Manning International, Inc. Fairfield, CT 203-292-6980
Member Joe Orlando Stuller, Inc. Lafayette, LA 337-262-7700
Member Douglas K. Hucker AGTA Dallas, TX 214-742-4367

Ethics & Grievance
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OFFICE NAME COMPANY LOCATION PHONE
Chairman Glenn Lehrer Lehrer Designs, Inc. Larkspur, CA 415-461-2212
Member John Bachman John M. Bachman, Inc. Boulder, CO 303-440-4474
Member Benjamin Hackman Intercolor, Inc. New York, NY 212-997-7755
Member Gerry Manning Manning International, Inc. Fairfield, CT 203-292-6980
Member Kambiz Sabouri Gem 2000, Inc. Columbus, OH 614-239-7799
Member Bear Williams Bear Essentials Jefferson City, MO 573-635-0618
Member Douglas K. Hucker AGTA Dallas, TX 214-742-4367
Staff Kami Swinney AGTA Dallas, TX 214-742-4367

Constitution
OFFICE NAME COMPANY LOCATION PHONE
Co-Chair Gerry Manning Manning International, Inc. Fairfield, CT 203-292-6980
Co-Chair Glenn Lehrer Lehrer Designs, Inc. Larkspur, CA 415-461-2212
Member Benjamin Hackman Intercolor, Inc. New York, NY 212-997-7755
Member Barbara Lawrence Boston Gems & Findings Boston, MA 617-742-9402
Staff Douglas K. Hucker AGTA Dallas, TX 214-742-4367
Staff Kami Swinney AGTA Dallas, TX 214-742-4367

Government Affairs
OFFICE NAME COMPANY LOCATION PHONE
Chairman OPEN      
Member Benjamin Hackman Intercolor, Inc. New York, NY 212-997-7755
Member Bear Williams Bear Essentials Jefferson City, MO 573-635-0618
Staff Douglas K. Hucker AGTA Dallas, TX 214-742-4367
Staff Kami Swinney AGTA Dallas, TX 214-742-4367


Nominations

OFFICE NAME COMPANY LOCATION PHONE
Chairman Barbara Lawrence Boston Gems & Findings Boston, MA 617-742-9402


Research Advisory

OFFICE NAME COMPANY LOCATION PHONE
Chairman Alfred Ajami Xanthus Cambridge, MA 617-225-0522
Member Jeffrey Post Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC 202-633-1814
Member Barbara Lawrence Boston Gems & Findings Boston, MA 617-742-9402
Member Richard Drucker Gemworld International, Inc. Glenview, IL 847.657.0555 x 204
Member Bear Williams Bear Essentials Jefferson City, MO 573-635-0618
Staff Douglas K. Hucker AGTA Dallas, TX 214-742-4367
Member Ron Rahmanan Sara Gem Corp. New York, NY 212-869-8000
Member Martin Fuller Fuller & Associates McLean, VA 703-442-6690
Member Karl Schmetzer   Germany 49-8137-7770
Member Edward Boehm JOEB Enterprises Solana Beach, CA 858-259-7775
Member Don Hoover   Springfield, MO 417-833-9297
Member George Harlow Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, American Museum of Natural History New York, NY 212-769-5378

 

last updated 03/10/11