The GIA’s always-good-humored senior public relations manager, Laura Simanton, has left the Institute because of personal family matters. She was there for four years, through changes in leadership, layoffs, and all the rest. We always enjoyed dealing with her, thought she was a great representative of the Institute and wish her the best …. “I found the jewelry industry fascinating, and would love to keep working in it,” she says. If you want to get in touch with her, you can reach her on linkedin.