GIA Alumni Chapters Around the World

GIA has more than 155,000 alumni in active chapters around the globe - from Manhattan to Mumbai. As a member of the GIA Alumni Collective, you have the opportunity to participate in local meetings and events that further your professional development and connect you to your gem and jewelry community.

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Americas

Stay connected and get involved with your city's chapter by reaching out to a leader of your local GIA Alumni Collective chapter.

U.S. (21)

Metro Phoenix
President Sindi Schloss, GIA GG
Vice President Joyce Gahn, GIA GG
Treasurer Penny Guttman, GIA AJP, Pearls Graduate
Secretary Candace McHatton, GIA GG, AJP, Pearls Graduate
Event Coordinator Nancy Seadler, GIA GG, Pearls Graduate
Social Media Jessica Morales, GIA GG, AJP, Pearls Graduate

Please contact the Chapter leaders at giametrophoenix@yahoo.com.


Tucson
Vice President Andrea Bazil-Lopez, GIA GG, AJP
Secretary Carson Kieft
Treasurer/Marketing Frank Lopez
Membership/Activities Carla Boucher Leasure
Membership/Activities Heidi Wiesenfelder
Golden Gate
President Ben Shemano, GIA Diamonds Graduate
Vice President Starla Turner, GIA GG
Treasurer Bill Whetstone
Assistant Treasurer Barbara Miles
Reception Treasurer Nikolay Tsvetanov
Meeting Coordinator Jennifer Hancox, GIA AJP
Member at Large Will Ajoy
Member at Large David Blount-Porter, GIA GG
Member at Large Suzanne Martinez, GIA GG

Please contact the Chapter leaders at sfgiaalumni@gmail.com.


Los Angeles
President Dave Bindra, GIA GG, AJP
Vice President Maryanna Nagle, GIA Diamonds Graduate
Treasurer Charles Carmona, GIA GG
Secretary Sarah Basta, GIA GG
Member at Large Briana Hodge, GIA AJP, Diamonds Graduate

Please contact the Chapter leaders at gialaalumni@gmail.com.


Orange County
President Ruth C. Fitzgerald, GIA GG

San Diego

Chapter is currently in development. Please contact the GIA Alumni Collective Office for further information or to get involved.

Mile High
President Michelle M. Rahm, GIA GG
Vice President Theresa Peregoy, GIA GG
Secretary Denton Anderson, GIA GG
Treasurer Ellen Buck
Member at Large John Buchholz, GIA GG
Central Florida
President Amanda Ryan, GIA GG, AJP

Gulf Coast
President Barbara Smith, GIA GG
Vice President/Treasurer Nancy Weiss, GIA GG
Secretary Cyndi Gang, GIA GG

South Florida
President John Moorman, GIA AJP, Diamonds Graduate
Vice President Debra Levasseur-Miller, GIA GG, AJP
Secretary Jane D. Ramsey, GIA GG
Member at Large Barry Lustig, GIA GG
Co-President Kathy Kinev, GIA GG
Treasurer Bill Lerner, GIA GG
Greater Chicago

Chapter is currently in development. Please contact the GIA Alumni Association™ Office for further information or to get involved.

Indianapolis
President Shaun Goodyear, GIA GG
Vice President Vincent Dillon, GIA GG
Secretary Tyler Giles, GIA GJG
Events Catherine Folger, GIA GG
President Mary Haindel, GIA GG
Vice President Ira Savoie, GIA GG
Secretary Sherry Kohlert, GIA GG, AJP
Co-President Michelle Corcoran, GIA GG
Interim President & Treasurer T. J. Potter, GIA GG
Instagram Lead Alexandra Johns

Please contact the Chapter leaders at giaami@yahoo.com.

Twin Cities
President Alina Sciorrotta, GIA AJP, Diamonds and Pearls Graduate
Vice President Ryan Gilmore, GIA GG, AJP
Secretary Sue Karr
Treasurer Chris Rivard
Education Chair Bill Korst, GIA Gemologist

Please contact the Chapter leaders at giamnalumni@gmail.com.

St. Louis
President Amanda McGhee, GIA GG
Vice President Charles Tille
Treasurer Bruce Hoffmann, GIA AJP, Diamonds and Pearls Graduate
Secretary Melinda Nieman, GIA GG
Ambassador Mary Pillsbury
Member at Large Gene Goldsand, GIA Diamonds Graduate
President Justin Beit, GIA GG
Vice President Lori Provo Coogan, GIA GG
Treasurer Natalie R. Luby, GIA Diamonds Graduate
Manhattan
President Merle S. Koblenz, GIA GG
Vice President Victor Hugo Garcia, GIA Diamonds Graduate
Secretary/Treasurer Gail Brett Levine, GIA GG

Please contact the Chapter leaders at pres@manhattangiaalumni.org.

President Katherine Nielsen, GIA GG, AJP
Treasurer Katharyn Zava, GIA GG, AJP
Ambassador Rebekah Anderson, GIA GG, AJP

Please contact the Chapter leaders at info@giaalumniofnc.com.

Ohio
President Kiran Khaitan, GIA GG
Vice President Pamela Chester, GIA GG
Treasurer Amy Mickelson, GIA GG
Secretary Kathlene Seville, GIA AJP, Diamonds and Pearls Graduate
Member at Large Catherine Lee, GIA GG

Greater Cincinnati
President Kara Huddleston, GIA GG, AJP
Vice President Leslie Wright, GIA GG, GJ
Secretary Jade Fay, Diamonds Graduate, AJP
Program Director Mark Gamel, GIA GG
Board Member Laura Felger, GIA GG, Pearls Graduate
Board Member Steve Hug, GIA GG
Board Member Patrick Jenkins, GIA GG, AJP
Board Member Sally Kramer, GIA Pearls Graduate, AJP
Board Member Tania Moore, GIA GG, AJP
Board Member Elizabeth Shade, GIA GG, Pearls Graduate
Board Member Andrea Venn, GIA GG, Pearls Graduate, AJP
President John Narang, GIA GG, AJP
Vice President Frances Hanebrink, GIA GG
Nashville
President Ben Brantley
Vice President Laura Reynolds, GIA AJP, Diamonds Graduate, Pearls Graduate
Education Scholarship Fund Van McMinn, GIA GG

Please contact the Chapter leaders at giamidtn@gmail.com.

Houston
President Emily Growney, GIA GG
Vice President Meaghan Gorman, GIA GG
Chairman & Secretary Dacques Nini, GIA GG, Pearls Graduate, JDT
Treasurer Marc Altman, GIA GG
Social Chairman Britt Hall Caffarena, GIA GG
Member at Large Amber Gustafson
Member at Large Bob Wilkinson, GIA GG, AJP, Pearls Graduate
Member at Large Gaurav Khandelwal, GIA AJP

Lone Star
President Angela Alba-DiRico, GIA GG, AJP, Pearls Graduate
Vice President Abbe O'Rourke, GIA GG
Secretary/Treasurer Jeanie Hord-Bellows, GIA Diamonds Graduate

Northern Texas
President Robert Gessner, GIA GG, AJP
Vice President Kyla Donell, GIA GG, AJP
Treasurer Margaret Gronberg, GIA GG
Secretary Sabrina Klugesherz, GIA GG
Social Media Bella Aghyarian, GIA GG
Events & Logistics Chair Kim Vagner, GIA GG, Pearls Graduate
Communications Chair Danielle Foster, GIA GG, Pearls Graduate
Photographer Michelle Blakes, GIA AJP
Past President Margaret Gronberg, GIA GG
President Kusam Malhotra, GIA GG
1st Vice President Melanie Marts, GIA GG
2nd Vice President Sharlene Bradbury, GIA GG
Secretary Events, Records and Web Charlie Marts
Treasurer Timothy Morgan
Meeting Registrar Gillian Hanlon, GIA GG, AJP
Ambassador Denise Nelson, GIA GG
Member at Large Carolyn Chappell, GIA GG
Member at Large Martin Fulller, GIA GG

Please contact the Chapter leaders at dcgia@comcast.net.

Seattle
President Andrea Price, GIA GJ

Please contact the Chapter leaders at giawashingtonalumnichapter@gmail.com.

President Caitlin Ninedorf, GIA AJP
Vice President Becca Husar
Education Chair Soha Javaherian, GIA GG, AJP, Pearls Graduate

Canada (3)

1st Vice President Laurette Coetzee, GIA Diamonds Graduate, AJP
2nd Vice President Glen Brown, GIA Diamonds Graduate, AJP
Treasurer Isaac Mimar, GIA Diamonds Graduate

Please contact the Chapter leaders at giaalumniontario@gmail.com.

Chapter is currently in development. Please contact the GIA Alumni Association™ Office for further information or to get involved.

President Jon Phillips, GIA GG
Vice President John R. Mattinson, GIA GG
Secretary Angelina Yip, GIA GG
Treasurer Astrid Hamilton
Member at Large Harold Lindsay, GIA GG
Past President Donna P. Hawrelko

Mexico (2)

President Diana Benoit, GIA GG, AJP
Vice President Tania Nieto, GIA AJP
Secretary Fátima Castelán, GIA AJP
Treasurer Laura Acosta, GIA GG, AJP
President Melissa Villarreal, GIA AJP, Diamonds Graduate, Pearls Graduate
Vice President Lucia Gonzalez, GIA GG, AJP, Pearls Graduate
Secretary Perla Solis, GIA AJP
Treasurer Regina Furlong, GIA GG

Middle East & Africa

Stay connected and get involved with your city's chapter by reaching out to a leader of your local GIA Alumni Collective chapter.

Gulf (1)

President Amit Dhamani, GIA AJP

Africa (1)

President Kago Mmopi

Europe

Stay connected and get involved with your city's chapter by reaching out to a leader of your local GIA Alumni Collective chapter.

Germany (1)

President Jennifer Pusenkoff, GIA GG, AJA, Pearls Graduate

United Kingdom (1)

Co-President & Co-Treasurer Eloise Mathieu, GIA GG, Pearls Graduate
Co-President & Co-Treasurer Rosie Oria, GIA GG, AJP
Secretary Yves Frey
Vice President Marine Bouvattier, GIA GG

Please contact the Chapter leaders at london.gia.alumni@gmail.com.

Switzerland (1)

President Rébecca Michelot, GIA GG, AJP
Vice President Guendalina Perusset-dell'Oliom, GIA GG, AJP
Treasurer Lisa Gallopin, GIA GG, GJ

Please contact the Chapter leaders at giaalumniswitzerland@gmail.com.

Asia

Stay connected and get involved with your city's chapter by reaching out to a leader of your local GIA Alumni Collective chapter.

China (2)

President Jingwei Zhou (Jimmy), GIA Diamonds Graduate, Jewelry Design
Vice President Jie Cheng (Irene), GIA GG, Pearls Graduate, Jewelry Design
Vice President Lingli Wang (Lingli), GIA GG
Secretary Sai Jiang (Catherine), GIA GG, Jewelry Design
Secretary Zi Xuan Li (Charlene), GIA Diamonds Graduate
Treasurer Xia Deng (Vivian), Jewelry Design
Treasurer Coco Cao (Coco), Jewelry Design
President Yekai Yang, GIA GG
Vice President Li Wei Liao, GIA GG, Jewelry Design
Secretary Jiuyang Dong, GIA Diamonds Graduate
Treasurer Wan Li, GIA GG

Hong Kong (1)

President Henry Leung, GIA GG
Vice President Eurosia Ng, GIA GG, AJP
Secretary Eric Chu, GIA GG
Treasurer Ruby Leung, GIA GG
Member at Large Richard Lee, GIA GG
Member at Large Irene Leung, GIA GG
Committee Member Alan Chiu, GIA Gemologist, Pearls Graduate, AJP
Committee Member Karen Li, GIA GG
Committee Member Macy Chong, GIA GG
Committee Member Tommy Lee, GIA GG

India (5)

Governing Council Vijay Davanam, GIA Diamonds Graduate
Governing Council Sankesh Surana, GIA GG
Governing Council Yash Dhamani
President Vikram Bhat, GIA AJP, Graduate Diamonds
Governing Council Siddhartha Sacheti, GIA GJ
Governing Council Amish Turakhia, GIA GG
Governing Council Atul Jain, GIA GG, AJP
Governing Council Himanshu Shekhar, GIA Diamonds and Pearls Graduate, AJP
Governing Council Amit Kapoor, GIA GG, AJP, Pearls Graduate
Governing Council Jemish Chovatiya, GIA Diamonds Graduate
Governing Council Saurabh Patel, GIA Diamonds Graduate, AJP
Governing Council Kuldeep Bhadiyadra, GIA Diamonds Graduate

Japan (8)

Alumni Association Japan
President Aiko Tanabe
Past President Ken Fujita, GIA GG
Past President Yoshiko Doi

There are eight (8) chapters under the Alumni Association Japan:

  • Hokkaido Chapter

  • Tohoku Chapter

  • Hokuriku Chapter

  • Kanto Chapter

  • Tokai Chapter

  • Kansai Chapter

  • Chugoku-Shikoku Chapter

  • Kyushu Chapter

Please contact the Chapter leaders at office@giaaaj.jp.

Korea (1)

President Sang Hwan Cho
Vice President Min H. Choe, GIA GG
Past President Dong Keuk Kim, GIA GG

Macau (1)

Vice President Alexander WK Leung, GIA GG, AJP
Secretary Ut Mei Kuan (Jennifer), GIA GG
Programs Lee Koi Meng, GIA Graduate Diamonds
Treasurer Lao Chi Wai (Chris), GIA GG
Member at Large Weng Pan Cheong, GIA GG
Past President Maggie Hon, GIA GG

Chapter is currently searching for additional leadership volunteers. Please contact the chapter board at giamacauchapter@gmail.com.

Malaysia (1)

President Ken Wan, GIA Graduate Colored Stones
Vice President Nini Chan, GIA GG
Secretary Noelle Khoo, GIA AJP
Treasurer Kim Pang, GIA GG, AJP
Auditor KK Yang, GIA AJP
Auditor Zahari Zain, GIA GG
Committee Member Arnold Cheong, GIA GG, AJP
Committee Member Carmen Loh, GIA GG
Committee Member Kyle Hong
Committee Member Shannon Xinru Yu, GIA GG, AJP

Please contact the Chapter leaders at secretariat@giaaam.org.

Sri Lanka (1)

President Armil Sammoon, GIA AJP
Treasurer Ameen Sadik

Taiwan (1)

President I-Chun George Chen, GIA GG, AJP
Vice President Ching-Wun Tien, GIA GG
Vice President Bunrei Umehara, GIA GG
Chief Supervisor Cheng-Kang Wu, GIA Graduate Diamonds
Treasurer Jenny Wu, GIA GG
Secretary Gina Lee, GIA Graduate Diamonds

Thailand (1)

Chapter is currently in development. Please contact the GIA Alumni Association™ Office for further information or to get involved.

Don't see the chapter you are looking for?

We are always happy to grow with our alumni, wherever they are in the world. If you are a GIA Alum and want a chapter in your area, contact the GIA Alumni Collective™ Office.