|PRESS RELEASE||FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|Contact:||Adam Graham||May 6, 2008|
GRAHAM JOINS AGTA AS MARKETING MANAGER
Dallas, TX - May 6, 2008: The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) announced the hiring of Adam Graham as Marketing Manager. "We are very excited to have Adam join the AGTA team," stated Douglas K. Hucker, AGTA's Chief Executive Officer. "His experience and knowledge in the jewelry industry will have a great impact in our mission to increase appreciation and demand of colored gemstones and pearls within the trade and to the consumer.
"Graham is a former Vice President of the Rapaport Group and Director of Marketing for the American Gem Society. He most recently was employed by Saks Fifth Avenue as a Fine Jewelry Manager.
"I believe there is a great opportunity for the AGTA to expand its role as the Authority in Color," said Graham. "I am looking forward to the challenge of building the AGTA brand, increasing value in membership and reinforcing the advantages of doing business with AGTA member firms."
The AGTA is an Association of natural colored gemstone and cultured pearl industry professionals, dedicated to promoting the natural colored gemstone trade. The Association pursues this mission through the combined use of educational programs, industry events and publicity to both the trade and consumer. We are The Authority in Color.