The Gemological Institute of America has appointed Stephen B. Morisseau public relations director.
Morisseau has more than 25 years of experience in communications and public relations. He previously led public relations initiatives for a Texas electricity retailer, and served as a U.S. diplomat in Europe and Latin America for 15 years.
“It is an honor to join such a well-respected organization, particularly at a time when GIA is expanding, bringing its expertise to constituents and consumers around the world,” Morisseau said in a statement. “GIA wants to help make sure that the gems and jewelry used to celebrate special occasions in people’s lives are as beloved as the memories they commemorate.”