GIA Elects Dione Kenyon Chair of Board

04/12/2016 17:54

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) elected industry veteran Dione Kenyon, recently-retired president and CEO of The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT), as Chair of the GIA Board of Governors, seceding John Green, president and CEO of Lux Bond & Green jewelers, who remains on the board. GIA also inducted Dr. Barbara Dutrow, a professor of geology at Louisiana State University; and Stephen Kahler, senior vice president of global sales operations for Swarovski Gemstones, as its newest members during its November 2016 board meeting held at the Institute’s Carlsbad, Calif. headquarters.

Before retiring in 2016, she spent 14 years as CEO of JBT, where she spent a quarter century with the organization. She also served on the boards of the Women’s Jewelry Association, GIA, Jewelers Vigilance Committee, and 24 Karat Club of New York, and was also the first woman president of the Boston Jewelers Club.