Celebrating the Achievements of Our People and Teams

The skill and diversity of Newmont’s workforce helps create a competitive advantage so we can achieve our strategy to lead the gold sector in creating value for all of our stakeholders.

We are proud to share some recent awards and recognitions that teams and individuals across the company have received from external organizations and others:

  • Mary Korpi, Director of External Relations and Communications for North America, will retire from Newmont in January after nearly 40 years. She joined the company in 1976, right out of college, as a chemical engineer and quickly made an impact and earned the trust of her peers. Over the years, Mary served in a number of roles across the business to eventually become the face and voice of Newmont in North America. Many of us have had the pleasure of working with Mary and deeply respect her ability to deliver meaningful results with grace, compassion and humility. Please join me in thanking Mary for all she has done for Newmont and for the example she sets for us. You may read more about Mary’s remarkable career in this story in the Elko Daily Free Press.
  • Adiki Ayitevie, Senior Director, External Affairs and Communications for Africa; Laurie Brlas, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Elaine Dorward-King, Executive Vice President, Sustainability and External Relations; and Joyce Aryee, member of Newmont Ghana’s board of directors, were all included in Women in Mining’s (WIM) 2016 report titled “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining”. This compilation showcases 100 women nominated by their peers for contributions to the mining industry and those around them. WIM (UK) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and progressing the development of women in the mining and minerals sector.
  • Clara Trippel and Karen Dowdle, Environmental Coordinators in our North America region, were recognized by the US Bureau of Land Management for their reclamation work in addressing public safety concerns near the Bailey Day legacy mine site in Lander County, Nevada. Newmont also received an Excellence in Mine Reclamation Award from the Nevada Division of Minerals (NDOM) for its successful closure of legacy hazards in and around the small, inactive mine. Although Newmont did not mine at Bailey Day, which is on federal land, the company controls the claims.
  • Tim Hewitt, Tanami Mine Manager, was honored with the Gender Diversity Champion Award at the inaugural Women in Resources Northern Territory Awards in Australia for his work to attract, retain and promote women at our Tanami operations. In addition, several women members of the Newmont Women’s Network Tanami (NWNT) received the Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance Award for developing the NWNT Business Resource Group.
  • Javier Velarde, Vice President, General Manager and Corporate Affairs for South America, was named among the top 100 Peruvian leaders in business by MERCO, the leading independent source monitoring business reputation in Peru.
  • Mark Evatz, Twin Creeks Mine General Manager in Nevada, was recently named Mine Manager of the Year at the 11th Annual Mine Safety and Health Conference. In his role, Mark has been influential in further advancing the safety culture at Twin Creeks and within the nearby communities in Winnemucca and Humboldt County.
  • Ahafo and Akyem in Ghana were recognized by the Minerals Commission as the two top safest mines in the country. Akyem won the Best Safe Mine Award (the first mine to achieve this distinction two years in a row), with Ahafo taking second place. This recognition of our operations follows an inter-mine health, safety and environment audit of the systems, leadership and behaviors at mines across Ghana.
  • PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara (PTNNT) in Indonesia received the Blue PROPER Award from the Ministry of Environment for successful environmental management of water, air and hazardous materials. PTNNT has been consistently recognized by the Ministry of Environment and others for strong environmental stewardship and social responsibility in Indonesia.
  • Finally, Gary Goldberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Meredith Bandy, Vice President of Investor Relations, were recently ranked by Institutional Investor magazine as among the top CEOs and IR professionals for Metals and Mining. The magazine’s ranking reflects voting by more than 2,000 buy-side and sell-side analysts who are asked to nominate up to four companies for Best CEO, CFO, IR Professional, IR Program and Analyst Days in the United States.

Every day, employees across Newmont demonstrate our values and work to achieve our purpose, to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining.

Congratulations to the individuals and teams recognized above, and we want to thank everyone for all they do to help Newmont lead the gold sector in safety, profitability and responsibility.


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