Gemological Institute of America has appointed Katherine Palmer Andrews vice president of ethics and compliance, a new position.
Andrews has extensive experience developing compliance programs, including six years in chief compliance officer roles at General Electric Co. and in compliance positions at GE Transportation and Thomson Reuters.
She has also worked at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and as a private attorney.
“It is paramount that we do our very best to ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry,” Andrews said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues at GIA to build the institute’s organizational capacity to meet the compliance challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”