CEO's You Should Know, John Green of Lux Bond & Green Jewelers
John Green graduated from Boston College in 1978 and from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in 1979. He earned the titles of Registered Jeweler (RJ) and Certified Gemologist Appraiser (CGA) with the American Gem Society (AGS) in 1981. In 1992 John was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Lux Bond & Green. Today Lux Bond & Green, established in 1898 by John’s great grandfather, has five locations in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
John has served on many non-profit organizations and leadership positions within the Hartford community. Currently, John serves as chairman on the Saint Francis Hospital Foundation, a member of the Greater Hartford Community Foundation (Travelers Championship), the economic development committee of the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce and the Farmington Bank Community Foundation.
John has also been very active within the jewelry industry as a past chair of the Gemological Institute of America, Jewelers of America, Jewelry Information Center (JIC) and the Gem Awards; he has also been a member of the boards of the Manufacturers Jewelers and Silversmiths Association (MJSA) and Jewelers for Children. He has been honored to receive the National Jeweler Hall of Fame Award, JFC Facet of Hope, AGS Circle of Distinction Triple Zero and Life-time Achievement Awards.
John resides in West Hartford Connecticut with his wife of 41 years, Norma Jean, a gemologist and third generation jeweler formally from Galveston Texas. They are the proud parents to four grown children and their spouses Daniel & Jenna, Deborah & Christopher, Alexandra & Reinhard, Charles & Nikita and two beautiful grandchildren Noa & Harper.