(NEW YORK) – Grandview Klein Diamonds (GKD), once part of the Julius Klein Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brandee Dallow as Chief Communications & Sustainability Officer, effective January 3, 2023. Dallow spent over 11 years at Julius Klein in the early onset of her career and is returning to the company as it looks towards the future and further growth and expansion.
“It’s like returning to family,” Dallow said. “We have always shared similar values: personally, that family is everything and professionally, that the customer/retailer is the most important part of a successful business. Partnerships, support, maintaining a high level of trust, and collaboration are all critical parts of our shared philosophy.
“The company’s long-standing commitment to beneficiation, along with a meaningful and impactful vision related to environmental and social causes, made it an even easier decision for me to come back and provide impact in these critical areas.”
Brandee will be an integral member of the executive team, responsible for planning, creating, and executing a comprehensive marketing, communications, and public relations program for GKD as well as partnership programs that support GKD clients. Her role will also include developing forward-thinking corporate sustainability programs that can be effectively implemented at all levels of the company; internally and externally communicated and aligned with GKD’s brand and sustainability values.
Dallow will also play a key role in partnerships, public events, launches of initiatives and other activities aimed towards driving significant increases in environmental, social and governmental sustainability throughout the company’s operations. This includes helping with beneficiation programs and activities in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana, where the group has state of the art manufacturing operations.
After her initial tenure at Julius Klein, Brandee went on to lead Rio Tinto Diamonds’ North America Diamonds Sales & Marketing office, enhancing the company’s ‘Diamonds with a Story’ umbrella marketing campaign and working with Rio Tinto Select Diamantaires. In 2017, she founded Fine Girl Luxury Brand Building & Communications where her most significant role was as the Regional Membership, Business Development and Engagement Lead for the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC) in North America, where she worked with members of the industry on their journey towards a more responsible business.
“Brandee’s vision, leadership, reputation and expertise throughout all aspects of our industry will uniquely position her to deliver solutions that drive both our company as well as our clients towards future success,” said Moshe Klein, President of Grandview Klein.
Dallow is the outgoing President of the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) Foundation (and a past President of the Association) and a Board Member of Ethical Metalsmiths, Jewelers for Children, the US Kimberley Process Authority and Mercury Free Mining. Dallow is also a Board Advisor to the Black in Jewelry Coalition.
For more information, visit www.gkdg.com.