Patricia Ann “Kiko” Harvey, inspector general and director of oversight at the United Nations World Food Programme, has become the newest member of the Gemological Institute of America’s (GIA) board of governors. She first joined the board in February. She is a member of its audit and finance committees. Harvey is based in Rome and has worked for the United Nations World Food Programme since 2017. The GIA’s newest governor has more than 30 years of executive-level experience in the private and public sectors. She has held senior management positions at Delta Air Lines, Starbucks, Yum! Brands’ Taco Bell, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, focusing on risk, internal audit, and compliance. She is a certified public accountant with a certification in risk management assurance, and she received both her Bachelor of Science and master’s in accounting degrees from the University of Southern California. GIA board of governors chair Dione Kenyon said in a statement that Harvey’s “global experience, broad perspective, and expertise will help steer the Institute as we plan for the future.” Harvey was a former vice president – Corporate Audit and lead Delta’s Corporate Audit team in carrying out reviews of the company’s business functions to ensure effective controls and compliance with company policies, as well as identify process efficiencies. Previously, Harvey held the position of vice president, Internal Audit for Starbucks Coffee Company in Seattle. Harvey’s more than 10-year tenure at the company is highlighted by her role in advocating for and developing a strong internal audit program. Harvey’s more than 23 years of diverse professional experience also includes positions of increasing leadership at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Taco Bell Corporation. Harvey holds both Masters of Accounting and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Southern California and is a certified public accountant.