The Board of Governors of GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has announced the appointment of Susan M. Jacques as president and CEO.
Jacques, currently president and CEO of a Nebraska-based jewelry company owned by Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. and chair of the GIA board, will take up her new responsibilities on Jan. 1, 2014. At the board's request, she has been interim president and CEO since June 2013.
The board also announced the appointment of John A. Green, a board member since 2008, as chair, replacing Jacques.
Jacques has a long-established relationship with GIA, having received her Graduate Gemologist diploma in 1980.
YourOpsManager has announced the addition of Teresa Garcia to its client services team.
Teresa will focus on human resources, payroll, benefits administration and other activities for clients who have those needs.
This position will also give Teresa experience in these disciplines as she pursues her Business Administration degree from San Marcos State University.
"We are proud of Teresa's ability to manage her work, school, and family responsibilities and look forward to her continued professional development on our team," said YourOpsManager Founder and CEO Deb Beddoe.