|Dr. M. Stephen Enders|
Position: Chief Operating Officer and Director
Dr. Enders has over 36 years of diversified executive and leadership experience in mineral exploration, project startup, and mine development and operations. He previously held the positions of Senior Vice President of Worldwide Exploration for Newmont Mining Corporation and President of Phelps Dodge Exploration Corporation. Dr. Enders is a graduate in geological engineering from the Colorado School of Mines (B.Sc.) and the University of Arizona (M.Sc.), where he also earned a Ph.D. in geosciences. He has led teams in a number of new discoveries, as well in the expansion of mineral resources and reserves for many properties and mines around the world. Dr. Enders is well-published, a frequent speaker on industry topics, and a leader in several professional organizations, including the Society of Economic Geologists and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration. He is the recipient of several academic and industry awards, including the 2009 Distinguished Achievement Medal from the Colorado School of Mines.