Stephen B. Morisseau is appointed as the new public relations director at GIA (Gemological Institute of America). He will take on the role with immediate effect. Kathryn Kimmel, GIA’s vice president and chief marketing officer said, “Stephen joins an exceptional team with Amanda Luke, senior communications manager; Kristin Mahan, public relations coordinator; Jessica Sachariason, public relations manager; and Russell Shor, senior industry analyst.”
Morisseau carries overt 25 years of experience in communications, public relations and government affairs in the public and private sectors, including having served as a U.S. diplomat in Europe and Latin America for 15 years.
In his role at the GIA he will look into expanding the communications team, reinforcing GIA’s mission to protect the public trust in gem and jewelry purchases, implementing and driving communication strategies that further GIA objectives.
“This is part of a continued effort to provide the public, media and industry members with timely and useful information about GIA’s education programs, laboratory services and research developments”, Kimmel added.
“It is an honor to join such a well-respected organization, particularly at a time when GIA is expanding, bringing its expertise to constituents and consumers around the world,” Morisseau said.