Arthur Brown Chairman and Director
Mr. Brown served as CEO and Chairman of Hecla until retiring in 2006. During his 39 year tenure at Hecla he held many senior positions in operations including becoming the company's President in 1986, and Chairman and CEO in 1987. Mr. Brown serves as a director on the boards of AMCOL International Corporation (NYSE: ACO) where he also serves as a member of the audit and compensation committees. Mr. Brown is also a director of the Idaho Independent Bank. He is a former Director of the National Mining Association and served as a Director of The Gold Institute and The Silver Institute (Past President).
Michael Callahan President, CEO & Director
Mr. Callahan served as Vice President of Hecla Mining Co. and President of Hecla's Venezuelan Operations from 2006 to 2009. Joining the company in 1989, he held various positions including Vice President of Corporate Development and Director, Accounting & Information Services and Senior Financial Analyst. From 1997 to 1999, he served as Financial Manager of Silver Valley Resources. Between December 2009 and July 2012 he served as President of Silvermex Resources Ltd. (TSXV: SMR), until the Company was acquired by First Majestic.
Kevin Bales Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Bales has 18 years of financial reporting experience in mining and information technology industries. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for several public junior exploration companies with operations in Canada, the United States, Latin America or Europe. Mr. Bales holds a Bachelor of Management degree with a major in accounting.
Sheryl Elsdon Corporate Secretary
Ms. Elsdon has worked in the public sector since 2005 and has extensive experience with both exploration companies and office management. She acts as in-house Corporate Secretary for each of McLeod William Capital Corporation's public exploration mining.