Mission & Governance
GIA's mission is to ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism through education, research, laboratory services, and instrument development.
GIA Board of Governors
The GIA Board of Governors is the steward of the public interest. The board helps direct the strategy of the Institute to ensure that the mission and vision of GIA are followed in all decisions; that the reputation of GIA is preserved and continues to grow globally; and that the financial goals of the Institute are met.
Each governor offers a unique perspective, based on their professional experience in retail, research, education, finance, law, manufacturing and other areas; several have extensive international experience.
GIA’s first advisory board of retail jewelers was organized by Robert Shipley in 1932 to garner support for gemological training. Having a board of directors is one of the requirements for a public benefit nonprofit organization in the United States. All of GIA’s global activities fall under the same governing concept.
Dione D. Kenyon
Retired financial services executive
Past President and CEO, Jewelers Board of Trade
CEO and Managing Director, Dhamani Jewels Group
John A. Green
President and CEO, Lux Bond & Green
Thomas H. Insley
CFO, Intrepid Therapeutics, Inc.
Susan M. Jacques
President and CEO, GIA
Lisa A. Locklear
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Thomas M. Moses
Executive Vice President and Chief Laboratory and Research Officer, GIA
Barbara A. Sawrey, Ph.D.
Dean of Undergraduate Education
University of California, San Diego
James P. Shinehouse
Partner, Atlantic Financial Advisory Partners
Thomas T. Yang
Managing Director, PrimeGenesis
Managing Director, Dehres Limited
Glenn R. Nord
GIA’s Executive Staff constitutes a diverse group of highly experienced professionals from both inside and outside of the gem and jewelry industry. Responsible for carrying out the Institute’s mission to protect and ensure the public trust globally, the executive team follows a strict code of ethics and seeks to infuse each initiative GIA undertakes with dedication and value-driven purpose. Executive staff maintains daily operations for all areas of the Institute and promotes and continues the growth of GIA.
|Susan M. Jacques||President and Chief Executive Officer|
|Thomas M. Moses||Executive Vice President and Chief Laboratory and Research Officer|
|Bev Hori||Senior Vice President of Education and Chief Learning Officer|
|Kathryn Kimmel||Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer|
|Anna Martin||Senior Vice President of Global Development|
|Pritesh Patel||Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer|
|David J. Tearle||Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
|Jennifer Wilson||Senior Vice President and General Counsel|
|Nirupa Bhatt||Managing Director for India and Middle East|
|Lisa Biggs||Vice President and Corporate Controller|
|Matt Crimmin||Vice President of Laboratory Operations|
|John King||Chief Quality Officer|
|Seung-Hae Moon||Managing Director for Asia Pacific|
|Susan M. Schindelar||Vice President of Global Marketing|
|Rohit Tandon||Chief Human Resources Officer|
|Lucy Xia||Vice President of Global Laboratory Planning|
|Phillip M. Yantzer||Vice President of Laboratory Services|
CAMPUS AND LABORATORY LEADERSHIP
GIA’s global laboratories and educational campuses are led by a group of experienced professionals and leaders in their respective fields. Each campus and laboratory boasts at its helm a director with a wide breadth of knowledge and intimate understanding of their individual location. The laboratory and education directors bridge the gap between executive staff and students or lab employees while ensuring the smooth and ethical running of their campus or laboratory.
|Bangkok||Claudia D'Andrea||Claudia D'Andrea|
|Hong Kong||Stella Lee||Wai Man Cheng|
|Mumbai||Manoj Singhania||Matt Hall|
|New York||Sam Kong||Thomas M. Moses|
|Ramat Gan||—||Gabriel Alayon Ormaza|