At the recent StonExpo/Marble Institute of America (MIA) Convention in Kansas City, MO, the MIA welcomed Monica Gawet of the Tennessee Marble Co. in Friendsville, TN, as its new president. The other officers are: vice president, Robert Stasswender of Southwest Marble & Granite Works, Texas; secretary, Richard Booms, Booms Stone Co., Michigan; treasurer, Paul Vigna, Artisan Tile & Marble Co. of NJ, New Jersey.

The directors are: Melaku Beza of National Mining Corporation, Ethiopia; Stefano Delmedico of Gem Campbell Terrazzo & Tile Inc., Canada; Nancy Dunn of Clervi Marble Co., California; Peter Edwards of Precision Stonecraft, Georgia; Jorge Gonzalez F. of Marble World SA de CV, Mexico; Scott Lardner of Rocky Mountain Stone Co. Inc., New Mexico; Mark Shedrofsky of Stone Source, New York; Carlo Telara, Jr. of Telara, Carlo Marmi Graniti srl, Italy; and L.D. Young of Georgia Marble Company, Georgia.