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GIA Names VP of Global Compliance and Ethics

Scuttlebutt | September 10, 2014

The Gemological Institute of America has appointed Katherine Palmer Andrews to the newly-created position of vice president of ethics and compliance, effective as of Sept. 8. She reports to President and CEO Susan Jacques.

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA), a nonprofit group established in 1931, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism.

Andrews joins GIA from Thomson Reuters, where she developed an enterprise-wide compliance program. In her new role at GIA, she will work with senior management to ensure the integrity of the Institute’s compliance and ethics programs.

Andrews has experience with the...

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