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Doug Hucker Named CEO of ICA

MajorsJun 15, 2022

Doug Hucker Named CEO of ICA

He succeeds Gary Roskin, who led the association for seven years.

Industry veteran Doug Hucker, who led the American Gem Trade Association for more than two decades, is now the CEO of the International Colored Gemstone Association.
New York—The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) has named Doug Hucker as its new CEO.

He succeeds Gary Roskin, who led the association for seven years.

The appointment is immediate, ICA confirmed. Roskin will stay on for a few weeks to help with the transition.

Hucker previously served as the CEO of the American Gem Trade Association for more than two decades until the organization announced his departure in March

He’s also served on the boards of many industry associations, including AGTA, the American Gem Society, the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, and CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, as well as supported the Jewelers’ Security Alliance, the Women’s Jewelry Association, and others.

In his new role, Hucker will work to expand ICA’s membership, strengthen its influence and resources, and uphold its role in public and industry ‎affairs as an advocate for members and the colored gemstone industry overall, ICA said.  

“We salute Gary on his departure and sincerely express our gratitude for the exemplary job he has done in his leadership role with our association,” said ICA President Clement Sabbagh. 

“We are very excited to have an individual as talented and committed as Douglas Hucker, who has a long and proven record of association management excellence, join our team. Doug brings proven leadership ‎skills, knowledge of the industry, solid ethical credentials and a vision for the future that aligns perfectly with our board and our membership.”‎

Hucker said, “I am extremely grateful to the ICA for the opportunity they have provided, which allows me to continue my passion and efforts to continually improve the colored gemstone industry.”

Founded in 1984, ICA is a non-profit organization created to benefit the the global colored gemstone industry by advancing and promoting the knowledge and appreciation of colored gemstones.

The organization now comprises more than 500 gem industry members from mine to market, including miners, gem cutters, suppliers, retailers, trade associations and gem labs. 

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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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