The Board of Governors was formed by the Board of Directors. Governors originally were appointed for life. Starting in 2015, new Governors are appointed for three-year terms. The Governors are chosen from the community of the mineral resource industry on the basis of eminence, leadership, and contribution to the community and industry. The Governors recommend to the Board of Directors the individuals who should be recognized in the National Mining Hall of Fame.
Chair – Barbara Filas-Term Ends 2020
Consultant, Knight Piesold and Co.
Robert Freas-Term Ends 2020
President, IMRC Consulting
L. Michael Kaas-Life Member
Retired Director, Office of Managing Risk and Public Safety, U.S. Department of the Interior
Dr. Michael Karmis-Term Ends 2018
Stonie Barker Professor, Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering &
Director, Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research, Virginia Tech
Marc Le Vier-Term Ends 2020
President, K Marc Le Vier & Associates
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Ta M. Li-Term Ends 2019
Retired Vice President Business Development, Tetra Tech
Thomas J. O’Neil-Life Member
Retired President & CEO, Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.
Dr. Jonathan G. Price-Term Ends 2018
Nevada State Geologist Emeritus
Robert W. Schafer-Term ends 2020
Eagle Mines Management, LLC
Salt Lake City, UT