2020 Annual Meeting

Going Virtual in 2020 - Creating Sustainable Opportunities for Tomorrow

Join us for AEMA's 126th Annual Meeting Nov. 30 - Dec. 4 | Short Courses Dec. 7 - 11

Chair & Speaker Info

Program Chair: Rusty Hufford, Wood
Program Co-Chair: Hayley Rambur, Midas Gold Idaho, Inc.
AEMA President: Adam Hawkins, Global External Relations

More Speaker Info Coming Soon

Future Meetings & Locations

2021 | December 6 - 10
Location to be determined

2022 | December 5 - 9
Location to be determined

2023 | December 4 - 8
Location to be determined

2024 | December 2 - 6
Location to be determined

2025 | December 1 - 5
Location to be determined

Key Contacts

Sponsor, Speaker or Session Chair questions? Contact Pat Heywood - pheywood@miningamerica.org

Booth/Exhibitor, Registration or Membership questions? Contact Mike Heywood - mheywood@miningamerica.org

Press Info

Contact Kenna O'Neill via email - koneill@miningamerica.org

2020 Program Chairs

2020 Program Chair - Rusty Hufford

2020 Program Chair
Rusty Hufford, PE
Wood
russel.hufford@woodplc.com

Rusty Hufford is a Senior Project Manager at Wood Environmental and Infrastructure Solutions. He started his mining career as an ore control engineer for Homestake Mining at the Ruby Hill Mine (now a Waterton property) in Eureka, NV. Rusty has worked in engineering and operations all over northern and central Nevada having worked at the Rochester Mine (Coeur), the Robinson Mine (Quadra now KGHM), the Twin Creeks Mine (Newmont) and helped on various other projects (Pinson, Mt. Hope, Bruner, Relief Canyon to name few) through consulting. He also worked on projects in Utah, Colorado, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, and Louisiana.

Rusty graduated in 1997 from the Montana Tech with a degree in Mining Engineering. He is a Professional Engineer in Nevada and Registered Member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration. Rusty has over 20 years of engineering and operations experience in open pit gold, silver, copper and industrial minerals operations. He is an expert in earth moving and material handling and has managed some very large heap leach design and construction projects as well as mine waste, ore and haul road design and construction projects. He has held positions in mining companies ranging from ore control engineer to superintendent roles. Rusty has spent most his career either developing or operating mines.

2020 Program Co-Chair - Hayley Rambur

2020 Program Co-Chair
Hayley Rambur
Midas Gold Idaho, Inc.
hrambur@midasgoldinc.com

Hayley Rambur is the Community Education Manager at Midas Gold Idaho. In her role, Hayley uses her background in geology and secondary education to directly communicate with the public and other stakeholders in Idaho about the environmental, ecological and socioeconomic benefits of the Stibnite Gold Project.  Her work includes outreach to communities throughout Idaho and leading Midas Gold’s robust Stibnite tour program. Hayley is passionate about education and informing the next generation about the importance of mineral resources in our lives. Hayley graduated from the University of Idaho with degrees in Geology and Secondary Education. While in college, Hayley gained underground mining experience with Hecla; she also worked for the Idaho Geologic Survey, helping to expand the Idaho mines and prospects database.   An active member and supporter of Women’s Mining Coalition, the Idaho Mining Association, her local Section of SME and AEMA, Hayley is enthusiastic about leading the next generation of U.S. mining.

2020 AEMA President - Adam Hawkins

2020 AEMA President
Adam Hawkins
Global External Relations
ahawkins@globalexternal.com

Adam is one of the leading practitioners in social license to operate – the support needed from the community to develop and sustain large-scale projects. He lectures frequently on the subject and has helped clients across the globe develop successful community engagement plans. A fixture in the public affairs, communications, and lobbying community for over a decade, Adam's insight is sought after and trusted by clients across the globe. Adam started his career as a staffer in the United States Senate. Prior to launching Global, Adam worked in house for Rio Tinto and within two leading public policy firms, assisting clients on issues that included environment; water, natural resources, taxation, HR, commerce, transportation, and public lands. All of this experience has made Adam adept at working with key regulators such as the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mining Safety and Health Administration, and Army Corps of Engineers. Adam graduated with honors from Thunderbird School of International Business with a MBA and holds a BA/ BS from Arizona State University.