GIA Adds 2 New Governors to Its Board

Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has added two new governors to its 15-person board.

Dr. Jeffrey Post (pictured) is the curator in charge of the National Gem & Mineral Collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. During his more than 35 years at the Smithsonian, he served as chairman of the department of mineral sciences and lead curator for the renovation of the geology, gems, and minerals exhibit. Before joining the Smithsonian, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of geological sciences at Harvard University.

He has also won the Carnegie Mineralogical Award and Jewelers of America’s 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award.

The other new governor, Tammy Storino (pictured below), is a veteran global operations and finance executive with 25 years’ experience at consumer brands, including Walt Disney, St. John Knits International, and Too Faced Cosmetics.

Tammy Storino
Tammy Storino, a veteran global operations and finance executive focused on consumer brands, is joining the GIA board of governors.

Thomas T. Yang, managing director and partner at PrimeGenesis, is leaving the board after nine years of service.

“It is an honor and a privilege to have these two dynamic leaders join the GIA board of governors,” said GIA president and chief executive officer Susan Jacques in a statement. “Their expertise will be an invaluable asset to GIA’s consumer protection mission, helping to ensure that the Institute remains a leader in research and innovation while delivering excellence in education and laboratory services.”


GIA board of governors
The GIA Board of Governors met in November at the GIA World Headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif. Seated, from left: Barbara Lee Dutrow, Barbara A. Sawrey, Thomas H. Insley, board chair Dione D. Kenyon, Susan Jacques, Tom Moses, and Lisa A. Locklear. Standing, from left: Lawrence Ma, Elliot Tannenbaum, Tammy Storino, John W. Valley, Jeffrey E. Post, Stephen F. Kahler, Kiko Harvey, and Robert Andrew Johnson.

(Images courtesy of the Gemological Institute of America)

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