GIA hires first VP of compliance and ethics


Katherine Palmer Andrews has been appointed vice president of ethics and compliance at the Gemological Institute of America. The newly-created position is a perfect fit for Andrews who has experience in developing compliance programs, such as serving as chief compliance officer at General Electric Co. She has also worked in compliance for companies such as GE Transportation and Thomson Reuters. Previously, Andrews has worked as a private attorney and at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

“It is paramount that we do our very best to ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry,” Andrews said in a statement, JCK Online reports. “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.” CJ