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  • Gerald “Jerry” W. Grandey

    Director since 2013
    Member of the Audit Committees

    Mr. Grandey is the former Chief Executive Officer of Canadian-based Cameco Corporation, one of the world’s largest uranium producers, accounting for 20% of global production.  In 2010, Harvard Business Review recognized Mr. Grandey as being one of the Top 100 CEOs in the world because of the value created for shareholders during his tenure at Cameco.  After 18 years with Cameco, he retired as Chief Executive Officer and as a director in 2011.  Previously, he held senior executive positions with Concord Services and Energy Fuels Nuclear.  Mr. Grandey was recognized in 2014 for leadership in the nuclear industry with the U.S. Nuclear Energy Institutes’ William S. Lee Award; inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2013; awarded the Canadian Nuclear Association’s Ian McRae Award in 2012 for his work in advancing nuclear energy in Canada; and was nominated for the 2011 Oslo Business for Peace Award in recognition of his efforts to facilitate nuclear disarmament.  He is on the Colorado School of Mines Foundation, Board of Governors; the Dean’s Advisory Council of the University of Saskatchewan’s Edwards School of Business; and is Chairman Emeritus for the London-based World Nuclear Association.  Currently, Mr. Grandey serves on the board of Nutrien Ltd. (since January 2018). Mr. Grandey is a former board member of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (2011–2017), Cameco Corporation (1999–2011), Centerra Gold Inc. (2004–2010), Inmet Mining Corporation (2012–2013), Sandspring Resources Ltd. (2010–2015) and Canadian Oil Sands Limited (2011–2016).  He has a degree in geophysical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a law degree from Northwestern University.

  • Barton S. Brundage

    Director since 2019
    Member of Nominating, Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee

    Barton S. Brundage currently serves as Executive Vice President of Cordillera Corporation ("Cordillera"), an affiliate of General Atomics Corporation, parent corporation to Synchron (since June 2007).  In his role, Mr. Brundage is responsible for the day-to-day management of Cordillera's real estate operations in Colorado, Utah, and California.  In addition, he serves as Chairman of the Board of jetCenters, Inc. ("JCI"), a subsidiary of Cordillera (since June 2007), where he is responsible for the overall operations of JCI's aircraft fueling and hangar operations.  Since 2007, Mr. Brundage has also served as a director of several Cordillera affiliated companies, including San Miguel Valley Corporation, Silver Cliff Land And Cattle Company, Colorado Barns Corporation, First City Investment Corporation, Lamartine Consolidated Mines Corporation, Boston Commons, Inc., Oceanic Exploration Company, Oceanic International Properties Corporation, and Sorrento West Properties, Inc.  Prior to his current position with Cordillera and its affiliates, Mr. Brundage served as the Chief Financial Officer of JCI (July 1996 - May 2007).  Prior to his executive position with JCI, Mr. Brundage was employed by Brundage & Company (June 1985 - July 1996), a regional investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and long-term corporate financing.  At Brundage, he was employed in various capacities in the family-managed business, including Vice President, Senior Financial Analyst, and Analyst.  He continues to serve as a member of Brundage & Company's Board of Directors (since 1980).  Mr. Brundage received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Fort Lewis College and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Denver. Mr. Brundage's nearly 35 years of experience in financial resource acquisition and complex financial transactions, specifically in valuation and integration, brings to the Board additional depth in financial resource management.
  • Kenneth Mushinski

    Director since 2017
    Member of Audit Committee

    Mr. Mushinskicurrently serves as President of Synchron (since September 2017); Director, Corporate Planning and Acquisitions of General Atomics (since February 2014); President of Cotter Corporation N.S.L. (since October 2011); President of Quasar Resources Pty Ltd (since November 2014); and Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Nuclear Fuels Corporation (since June 2006).  Prior to these current positions, Mr. Mushinski served as the Engineering Manager for General Atomics Electronics Systems (2002–2006); Lead Mechanical Engineer for Electronic Systems, Inc. (1995–2002) and Senior Reactor Operator at General Atomics (1989–2012).  Mr. Mushinski serves on the boards and management committees of several affiliated General Atomics entities, including as Chairman of Cotter Corporation, Diazyme Shanghai, and Miltec Inc.  He further serves on the management committee for the Honeywell/General Atomics ConverDyn partnership.  Mr. Mushinski received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

  • David Roberts

    Director since 2017
    Member of Nominating, Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee

    Mr. Roberts is the President and Chief Executive Officer of General Atomics Uranium Resources LLC which owns the stock of several General Atomics affiliated uranium companies (since August 2007).  These affiliates include Rio Grande Resources and Nuclear Fuels Corporation, which have uranium properties in the United States and market uranium worldwide; Baywood Holdings Inc., which owns the Australian uranium mining and exploration companies Heathgate Resources Pty Ltd and Quasar Resources Pty Ltd; and General Atomics Energy Services, which is a partner in ConverDyn –the exclusive marketer of the services of the uranium conversion facility in Metropolis, Illinois. Mr. Roberts’ previous positions at General Atomics include 19 years as Senior Vice President of the Advanced Technologies Group of General Atomics (June 1988–August 2007), where he was responsible for divisions involved in the development and application of advanced technologies for defense, energy and transport applications.  Previously he held staff positions performing research and development in support of advanced nuclear reactor programs (June 1968–June 1988).  Prior to joining General Atomics, Mr. Roberts was associated with the General Electric Company (May 1967–May 1968), where he was involved in development and manufacture of military re-entry vehicles, and with Rolls Royce and Associates (U.K.) supporting design and construction of nuclear submarine reactors for the Royal Navy.  Mr. Roberts was educated at London University and received an MIM (Materials Engineering) in 1960.  He is a registered professional engineer in California, a chartered engineer (U.K.), and a member of numerous professional associations.

  • Paul J. Schlauch

    Director since 2011
    Chair of Nominating, Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee 

    Mr. Schlauch has more than 40 years of experience in legal issues relating to the mining industry.  He was a practicing attorney at Holland & Hart LLP from February 1995 until his retirement as a Partner in December 2009 and as Of Counsel in July 2011.  His former practice included providing legal counsel on diverse mining issues, including operational and regulatory matters, litigation, arbitration, structuring and negotiation of mining related transactions, and many other legal activities associated with mining and exploration and development activities.  After retiring from Holland & Hart, Mr. Schlauch continued to provide legal consulting for the Company until July 2012. Mr. Schlauch has worked extensively on public land legal issues as they relate to location, maintenance and patenting of mining and mill site claims, land exchanges, acquisition of various property use rights and the resolution of claim conflicts.  From 2000 to 2010, he served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Denver School of Law, where he taught courses on mineral law and policy.  Mr. Schlauch has been active in natural resource industry professional organizations and is the past President of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, as well as the past President of the International Mining Professionals Society.  Mr. Schlauch graduated cum laude with an A.B. in chemistry from Colgate University in 1963 and completed a law degree in 1966 at the University of Virginia.  He also holds an appointment as an Honorary Lecturer and Course Director on the Faculty of the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Minerals Law and Policy at the University of Dundee, Scotland.  Since 2013, Mr. Schlauch has been employed by the U.S. Department of Commerce as an expert consultant on the development of sustainable mining industries in Afghanistan and Kosovo. 

  • Randall J. Scott

    President and CEO
    Director since 2012

    Mr. Scott is a metallurgical engineer with over 35 years of experience in the mining industry.  His experience includes leading performance teams in operations, administration, project development, program management, business development and major improvement initiatives.  Mr. Scott was appointed as a director of the Company in February 2012 and as President and Chief Executive Officer in December 2011.  Mr. Scott previously worked for Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. as Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Strategy from May 2011 to November 2011, as Director, Strategic Management from August 2010 to May 2011 and as Project Sponsor, Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation from January 2010 to August 2010.  Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Metals Norwest Corporation during January 2010.  From 2002 until 2009, he served as the Principal Real Estate Agent and Team Leader for Scott Home and Land Real Estate Team.  Mr. Scott held senior management positions with Cyprus Amax Coal Company and RAG American Coal Company from 1995 to 2001, and prior to that Mr. Scott held senior management positions with Cyprus Metals Company from 1989 until 1995.  Mr. Scott received his Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Arizona.

  • Lowell A. Shonk

    Director since 2013
    Financial Expert and Chair of Audit Committee

    Mr. Shonk has more than 38 years of experience in the copper, molybdenum, gold, coal, iron ore, industrial minerals and lithium extractive and processing industries, holding positions as a financial executive at operational, divisional and corporate levels. Mr. Shonk is one of the founding partners and currently serves as the Board Secretary and Audit Committee Chairman of Cupric Canyon Capital LP/LLC (“Cupric”), a private equity company in partnership with Global Natural Resource Investments (formerly a unit of Barclays Bank PLC) focused on investing in early-stage copper projects worldwide.  He served as Cupric’s Chief Executive Officer from February 2012 to March 2013 and as its Chief Financial Officer from January 2010 to February 2012.  He also serves as a director of Cupric’s wholly owned Botswana affiliate, Khoemacau Copper Mining, which holds its feasibility-stage large high-grade copper–silver project in Botswana that is in the early stages of construction.  Prior to his current positions, Mr. Shonk served as Vice President of Financial and Operational Analysis at Phelps Dodge Corporation and Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. from 1999 through 2009. Mr. Shonk has also served as Controller and/or Chief Financial Officer at various divisions of Cyprus Amax Mineral Company and its predecessor mining companies since he began his career in 1979.  Mr. Shonk is the former chairman of the audit committee of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (2010-2016).  He also served on the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of Apache Nitrogen Products Inc. for eight years, from 2001 to 2009. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics from Indiana University, a master’s degree in Mineral Economics from Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from the University of Colorado – Denver with an emphasis in Finance and Accounting.