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Gem Legacy Adds 3 to Advisory Council

SourcingMar 03, 2022

Gem Legacy Adds 3 to Advisory Council

Katherine Bodoh, Stuart Robertson, and Sumit Dangi will act as ambassadors and advocates for the nonprofit and its initiatives.

Royal Oak, Mich.—Industry nonprofit Gem Legacy has added three members to its advisory council.

The new members are Katherine Bodoh, CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories; Stuart Robertson, research director of Gemworld International; and Sumit Dangi, CFO of Jewelers Mutual Group.
 
Founding members of the council are Niveet Nagpal, president of Omi Gems and Omi Privé, and Jonathan and Brecken Farnsworth, owners of Parlé Jewelry Designs.
 
Council members are tasked with sharing the nonprofit’s mission and inspiring the industry to give back at the source. They also act as ambassadors and advocates for Gem Legacy and its initiatives.

The council will aim to enlist new partners and collaborate with industry organizations and businesses.
 
“The expansion of the Gem Legacy advisory council is an exciting step forward for our industry, for Gem Legacy, and for the communities and businesses the organization supports,” said Ben Smithee, CEO of The Smithee Group, who serves on Gem Legacy’s board of directors.

“Our new advocates will lead the charge for a unified movement to support the communities that serve as the foundation of our industry.”

Gem Legacy was founded in 2018 to support the gemstone mining communities in East Africa.

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Brecken Branstratoris the senior editor, gemstones at National Jeweler, covering sourcing, pricing and other developments in the colored stone sector.

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