Alumni

U.S. Alumni Chapters



Listed below are Alumni chapters in the United States. If you are interested in volunteering, attending a chapter meeting or becoming a chapter officer, contact a local chapter representative or the GIA Alumni Office.


 

ARIZONA - Metro Phoenix

President Sindi Schloss, GIA GG
Vice President Joyce Gahn, GIA GG
Treasurer Penny Guttman, GIA AJP, Pearls Graduate
Secretary Candace McHatton, GIA GG, AJP, Pearls Graduate
Event Coordinator Nancy Seadler, GIA GG, Pearls Graduate
Social Media Jessica Morales, GIA GG, AJP, Pearls Graduate 

Please contact the Chapter leaders at giametrophoenix@yahoo.com or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.

Arizona - Tucson

President Tonia Rockwell, GIA GG, AJA, GJ, AJP, Pearls Graduate
Vice President Andrea Bazil-Lopez, GIA GG, AJP
Secretary Carson Kieft
Treasurer/Marketing Frank Lopez
Membership/Activities Carla Boucher Leasure
Membership/Activities Heidi Wiesenfelder

Please contact the Chapter leaders or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

CALIFORNIA - Golden Gate

President Ben Shemano, GIA Diamonds Graduate
Vice President Starla Turner, GIA GG
General Secretary Ann Nygreen, GIA GG
Treasurer Bill Whetstone
Assistant Treasurer Barbara Miles
Reception Treasurer Nikolay Tsvetanov 
Meeting Coordinator  Jennifer Hancox, GIA AJP 
Member at Large Will Ajoy
Member at Large David Blount-Porter, GIA GG
Member at Large Suzanne Martinez, GIA GG

Please contact the Chapter leaders at sfgiaalumni@gmail.com or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

CALIFORNIA - Los Angeles

President Dave Bindra, GIA GG, AJP
Vice President Evelyn Huang, GIA GG
Treasurer Charles Carmona, GIA GG
Secretary Maryanna Nagle, GIA Diamonds Graduate
Events Chair Pheap Canossi, GIA JDT
Past President Barry P. Smith, GIA GG
Member at Large Sarah Basta, GIA GG

Please contact the Chapter leaders at gialaalumni@gmail.com or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

CALIFORNIA - Orange County

President Ruth C. Fitzgerald, GIA GG

Please contact the Chapter leaders or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

CALIFORNIA - San Diego

Chapter is currently in development. Please contact the GIA Alumni Office at alumni@gia.edu for further information or to get involved.



COLORADO - Mile High

President Michelle M. Rahm, GIA GG
Vice President Theresa Peregoy, GIA GG 
Secretary Denton Anderson, GIA GG
Treasurer Ellen Buck
Member at Large John Buchholz, GIA GG

Please contact the Chapter leaders or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

FLORIDA - Central Florida

President Amanda Ryan, GIA GG, AJP

Please contact the Chapter leaders or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

FLORIDA - Gulf Coast

President Barbara Smith, GIA GG
Vice President/Treasurer Nancy Weiss, GIA GG
Secretary Cyndi Gang, GIA GG

Please contact the Chapter leaders or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

FLORIDA - South Florida

President John Moorman, GIA AJP, Diamonds Graduate
Vice President Debra Levasseur-Miller, GIA GG, AJP
Secretary Jane D. Ramsey, GIA GG
Member at Large Barry Lustig, GIA GG

Please contact the Chapter leaders or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

GEORGIA

Co-President Kathy Kinev, GIA GG
Treasurer Bill Lerner, GIA GG

Please contact the Chapter leaders or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

ILLINOIS - Greater Chicago

Chapter is currently in development. Please contact the Chapter leaders or the GIA Alumni Office for further information or to get involved.


 

Indianapolis - Indiana

President Shaun Goodyear, GIA GG
Vice President Vincent Dillon, GIA GG
Secretary Tyler Giles, GIA GJG
Events Catherine Folger, GIA GG

Please contact the Chapter leaders or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

Louisiana

President Mary Haindel, GIA GG
Vice President Ira Savoie, GIA GG
Secretary Sherry Kohlert, GIA GG, AJP

Please contact the Chapter leaders or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

MICHIGAN

Co-President Michelle Corcoran, GIA GG
Interim President & Treasurer T. J. Potter, GIA GG
Instagram Lead Alexandra Johns

Please contact the Chapter leaders at giaami@yahoo.com or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

MINNESOTA - Twin Cities

President Alina Sciorrotta, GIA AJP, Diamonds and Pearls Graduate
Vice President Ryan Gilmore, GIA GG, AJP
Secretary Sue Karr
Treasurer Chris Rivard
Education Chair Bill Korst, GIA Gemologist

Please contact the Chapter leaders at giamnalumni@gmail.com or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

MISSOURI - St. Louis

President Amanda McGhee, GIA GG
Treasurer Bruce Hoffmann, GIA AJP, Diamonds and Pearls Graduate
Secretary Melinda Nieman, GIA GG
Ambassador Mary Pillsbury
Member at Large Gene Goldsand, GIA Diamonds Graduate

Please contact the Chapter leaders or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

NEW ENGLAND

President Justin Beit, GIA GG
Vice President Lori Provo Coogan, GIA GG
Treasurer Natalie R. Luby, GIA Diamonds Graduate

Please contact the Chapter leaders or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

NEW YORK - Manhattan

President Merle S. Koblenz, GIA GG
Vice President Victor Hugo Garcia, GIA Diamonds Graduate
Secretary/Treasurer Gail Brett Levine, GIA GG

Please contact the Chapter leaders at pres@manhattangiaalumni.org or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

NORTH CAROLINA

President Katherine Nielsen, GIA GG, AJP
Treasurer Katharyn Zava, GIA GG, AJP
Ambassador Rebekah Anderson, GIA GG, AJP

Please contact the Chapter leaders at info@giaalumniofnc.com or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

OHIO

President Kiran Khaitan, GIA GG
Vice President Pamela Chester, GIA GG
Treasurer Amy Mickelson, GIA GG
Secretary Kathlene Seville, GIA AJP, Diamonds and Pearls Graduate
Member-at-large Catherine Lee, GIA GG

Please contact the Chapter leaders or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

OHIO - Greater Cincinnati

President Kara Huddleston, GIA GG, AJP
Vice President Leslie Wright, GIA GG, GJ
Secretary Elizabeth Shade, GIA GG
Program Director Mark Gamel, GIA GG
Treasurer Marc Altman, GIA GG
Board Member Jade Hug, GIA Diamonds Graduate
Board Member Steve Hug, GIA GG
Board Member Sally Kramer, GIA AJP and Pearls Graduate
Board Member Emma Creech, GIA AJP and Diamonds Graduate

Please contact the Chapter leaders or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

SOUTH CAROLINA

President John Narang, GIA GG, AJP
Vice President Frances Hanebrink, GIA GG

Please contact the Chapter leaders or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

TENNESSEE - Middle (Nashville)

President Ben Brantley
Vice President Laura Reynolds, GIA AJP, Diamonds Graduate, Pearls Graduate
Education Scholarship Fund Van McMinn, GIA GG

Please contact the Chapter leaders at giamidtn@gmail.com or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

TEXAS - Houston

President Emily Growney, GIA GG
Vice President Meaghan Gorman, GIA GG 
Chairman & Secretary Dacques Nini, GIA GG, Pearls Graduate, JDT
Treasurer Marc Altman, GIA GG
Social Chairman Britt Hall Caffarena, GIA GG
Member at Large Amber Gustafson
Member at Large Bob Wilkinson, GIA GG, AJP, Pearls Graduate
Member at Large Gaurav Khandelwal, GIA AJP

Please contact the Chapter leaders or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

TEXAS - Lone Star

President Angela Alba-DiRico, GIA GG, AJP, Pearls Graduate
Vice President Abbe O'Rourke, GIA GG
Secretary/Treasurer Jeanie Hord-Bellows, GIA Diamonds Graduate

Please contact the Chapter leaders or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

TEXAS - North

President Robert Gessner, GIA GG, AJP
Vice President Kyla Donell, GIA GG, AJP
Treasurer Jessica DuBroc, GIA GG
Secretary Sabrina Klugesherz, GIA GG
Social Media Bella Aghyarian, GIA GG
Events & Logistics Chair Kim Vagner, GIA GG, Pearls Graduate
Communications Chair Danielle Foster, GIA GG, Pearls Graduate
Photographer Michelle Blakes, GIA AJP 
Past President Margaret Gronberg, GIA GG

Please contact the Chapter leaders or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

WASHINGTON, D.C.

President Kusam Malhotra, GIA GG
1st Vice President Melanie Marts, GIA GG 
2nd Vice President Sharlene Bradbury, GIA GG 
Secretary Events, Records and Web Charlie Marts
Treasurer Timothy Morgan
Meeting Registrar Gillian Hanlon, GIA GG, AJP
Ambassador Denise Nelson, GIA GG
Member at Large Carolyn Chappell, GIA GG
Member at Large Martin Fulller, GIA GG 

Please contact the Chapter leaders at dcgia@comcast.net or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

WASHINGTON - Seattle

President Andrea Price, GIA GJ

Please contact the Chapter leaders at giawashingtonalumnichapter@gmail.com or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.


 

WISCONSIN

President Caitlin Ninedorf, GIA AJP
Vice President  Becca Husar 
Education Chair  Soha Javaherian, GIA GG, AJP, Pearls Graduate

Please contact the Chapter leaders or the GIA Alumni Office for additional chapter news or to get involved locally.