The Premier Showcase of American Mining

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors supervises, controls, and directs the affairs of the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, determines its policies or changes to policies, actively prosecutes it purposes, and has discretion in the disbursement of funds. It may adopt such rules and regulations for the conduct of its business as shall be deemed advisable, and may, in the execution of the powers granted, appoint such agents as it may consider necessary. Directors are elected to three-year terms.



Chair – Francis R. McAllisterTerm Ending 2020

CFO, Orbital Micro Systems and Director, Foundation Board SME

Salt Lake City, UT


Vice Chair – David Brown – Term Ending 2019

President & CEO, Wyo-Ben, Inc.

Billings, MT


Secretary – Jacqueline S. DorrTerm Ending 2020

Communications Manager, Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME)

Arvada, CO


Treasurer – John WellsTerm Ending 2021

Certified Financial Planner, Wells Financial Services

Leadville, CO




Jack W. AtwaterTerm Ending 2020

Industrial Manager, Coal, Dyno Nobel, Inc.

Rapid City, SD


Phillips S. Baker, Jr.Term Ending 2021

President & CEO, Hecla Mining Company

Coeur-d‘Alene, ID


Tim Brown Term Ending 2019

VP Exploration, GFG Resources

Woodland Park, CO 80863


David K. FaginTerm Ending 2019

Chairman, Nye Corporation

Englewood, CO


Mark D. FillipitchTerm Ending 2020

U.S. Region Manager, Caterpillar Global Mining

Denver, CO


Paul C. JonesTerm Ending 2019

Principal, Sovereign Management Group, Ltd.

Golden, CO


Jessica Elzea Kogel – Term Ending 2021

Associate Director for Mining, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Augusta, GA


Leendert G. KrolTerm Ending 2019

Independent Consultant

Denver, CO


Vincent Matthews III Term Ending 2020

Retired Director, State Geologist of Colorado, Colorado Geological Survey, and Principal, Leadville Geology LLC

Eleva, WI


Roger A. NewellTerm Ending 2021

Director, Midway Gold Corporation

Golden, CO


David B. Travis Term Ending 2021

Vice President Mine Planning, Freeport McMoRan

Phoenix, AZ


Gregg ZodyTerm Ending 2021

General Director Sales – Industrial Products Business Unit, BNSF Railway

Highlands Ranch, CO

About the Museum

Explore our 25,000 sq.ft. of interactive and informative exhibits!

About Us



Educational Resources

Hall of Fame

Learn about the industrious men and women who changed the mining world.

About the Hall of Fame

Browse Inductee Database

2018 Inductees

Prazen Award

Matchless Mine

Visit the historic site of the Matchless Mine and learn the story of the infamous Silver King and Baby Doe.

About the Matchless


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