This week, the Gemological Institute of America board of governors inducted Thomas M. Moses, executive vice president and chief laboratory and research officer for GIA, and Elliot Tannenbaum, senior principal of Leo Schachter Diamond Group, into its group. The pair join 16 other governors in directing GIA strategy and as stewards of public interest.
“Elliot Tannenbaum’s…passion for the gem and jewelry industry, his charitable contributions, and his global business sensibilities will be instrumental in helping fulfill GIA’s mission of serving the public trust,” John Green, board chair president and CEO of Lux Bond & Green jewelers in Boston, told the media. “The addition of Tom Moses, considered one of the leading gemologists of our generation, reinforces the importance of gemological research and GIA’s laboratory services to our public benefit mission.”
Moses is noted for his groundbreaking gem identification and research effort at GIA, which he joined in 1977. Eventually, he was appointed vice president of identification services, vice president of identification and research services, and now is the senior vice president of laboratory and research.
Tannenbaum, meanwhile, has directed and managed every aspect of the Leo Schachter Diamond Group’s integrated businesses since 1974.
Elliot Tannenbaum, senior principal of Leo Schachter Diamond Group (photo courtesy Leo Schachter Diamond Group)