Three Join GIA Board

Gemological Institute of America has welcomed three new governors to its board, including two notable members of the trade.

Robert Andrew “Andy” Johnson is the CEO of Diamond Cellar Holdings, a four-store chain based in Columbus, Ohio. Lawrence Ma is chief executive of Lee Heng Diamond Group and founding president of the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong. Karen Evans is the national director of the U.S. Cyber Challenge and a partner at KE&T Partners. She has over 25 years of U.S. government service, specializing in cybersecurity.

Three governors are departing: John A. Green, president and CEO of Lux Bond & Green;  James P. Shinehouse, managing partner of Atlantic Financial Advisory Partners; and Ephraim Zion, managing director of Dehres Ltd. They all joined the board in 2007.

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