Program Committee

Chair & Coal & Energy Chair

Steven Schafrik

Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
Environmental Division Program Chair

Omar Smith

Senior Civil Engineer, Wood
Health & Safety Division Program Chair

Pedram Roghanchi

Assistant Professor, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology




Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Program Chair

Gaurav Soni

Proposal Manager, Metso:Outotec
Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Program Chair

Patrick Jacomet

Executive Director, Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Assoc.
Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Program Chair

David Meadows

CTO, Bechtel




Mining & Exploration Division Program Chair

Don Dwyer

General Manager, SSR Mining – Marigold
Bulk Material Handling Program Chair

Carrie Hartford

Senior Project Engineer, Jenike & Johnson Inc.
Inclusion & Diversity Program Chair

Janet Gavidia

Director Processing, Newmont




Tailings Program Chair

Rachel Jansen

Senior Process Engineer, Patterson Cooke
Underground Construction

Lance Waddell

Project Manager, Lane Construction