Timothy R. Snider

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"Timothy R. Snider is Chairman of Cupric Canyon Capital, LLC., a private equity firm which invests in copper resources. He had a long career with Phelps Dodge Corporation and Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold, retiring from full time status in 2008. Snider began his 38 years with Phelps Dodge (now Freeport-McMoRan) as an underground mine laborer in the Copper Queen operation in Bisbee, Ariz. During his career he held numerous operational, technical, and exploration positions. In 1998, Mr. Snider was appointed President of Phelps Dodge Mining Company and in 2003 was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of Phelps Dodge Corporation. In these roles, he led the operational and technical integration of Phelps Dodge's Cyprus-AMAX acquisition and helped to establish Phelps Dodge as one of the industry leaders in technology development and operational excellence. In early 2007, he assumed the role of President and Chief Operating Officer of Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold, Inc. upon Freeport's acquisition of Phelps Dodge.

"Mr. Snider holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Geology and Chemistry from Northern Arizona University and is a graduate of the Wharton Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently is a director of Compania Minera Buenaventura, SA, the largest Peruvian mining company, is the founding Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Mineral Resources at the University of Arizona, and serves on the boards of the Northern Arizona University Foundation and the Mining Foundation of the Southwest." [1]


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  1. IAMGOLD Board, organizational web page, accessed October 20, 2012.