RENO — The Nevada Mining Association has announced the appointment of Tire Gray as the next president of the 107-year-old trade organization.
Gray comes to the Association from Fennemore Craig, where he served as a corporate lawyer and government relations specialist in Nevada and Arizona. In this capacity, he was part of the mining industry lobby network for the past three sessions of the Nevada Legislature.
Gray graduated from the Boyd School of Law in Nevada with honors and is licensed to practice in Arizona, California and Nevada.
The Association conducted a comprehensive search process after President Dana Bennett announced her retirement in October.
“We received several strong applications, but Tire was clearly the most qualified,” explained Robert Stepper, Chairman of the Association’s Board of Directors and General Manager of the Coeur Rochester mine. “His background as a lawyer and his broad, nonpartisan connections across Nevada will serve the Association well.”
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“I am thrilled at the opportunity to represent Nevada’s iconic mining industry,” said Gray. “It’s an important part of Nevada’s economy and culture and critical to the future success of our state. I look forward to working with members to showcase their good work and contributions to the state and its communities.
Gray’s tenure with the Association began on February 17. He succeeds Bennett, who will serve as Chairman Emeritus and facilitate a smooth leadership transition.
“I’m thrilled to pass the torch to Tyre,” Bennett said. “He will be an effective leader for this dynamic industry, and the Association and its members will be in good hands with Tyre.”
Founded in 1913, the Nevada Mining Association is made up of more than 520 companies engaged in the mining industry in that state. Representing the thousands of Nevadans employed in Nevada’s native STEM industry, the Nevada Mining Association seeks to foster a business and operating environment that promotes mineral exploration and production in Nevada using safe and environmentally responsible methods. ‘environment.