President and CEO of GIA

Donna Baker Resigns


Board Chair Susan M. Jacques
named as Interim President and CEO


CARLSBAD, Calif. – June 6, 2013

The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Board of Governors announced today that due to differing views on the direction of GIA, Donna M. Baker has resigned as President and CEO of the Institute.


At the request of the Board of Governors, board chair
Susan M. Jacques, President and CEO of Borsheim’s Fine Jewelry
and Gifts, will be interim President and CEO while the board
conducts a search for a new executive.


Tom Moses, Senior Vice President of Laboratory and Research will continue overseeing all of GIA’s global laboratory operations. Bev Hori, Vice President of Education and Chief Learning Officer, will continue to lead GIA’s gemological and industry education efforts.


No other changes in management are anticipated.



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