Donna M. Baker, president and CEO of the Gemological Institute of America, says the institute is experiencing increased demand for its services.

Donna M. Baker, president and CEO of the Gemological Institute of America, says the institute is experiencing increased demand for its services. Photo by Melissa Jacobs.

GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA INC.

CEO: Donna M. Baker.

Chairwoman of the board: Susan M. Jacques.

Annual budget: Undisclosed.

No. of volunteers: 19.

Headquarters: Carlsbad.

Year founded: 1931.

Mission of organization: To ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry.

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