|R. David Russell|
Position: Chairman, President & CEO
Mr. Russell has over three decades of executive experience in the mineral exploration and development industry. From 2002 to June 2010 Mr. Russell was President, CEO and a director of the former Apollo Gold Corporation, (now First Majestic SIlver). Mr. Russell's previous positions included Vice-President and CEO of Getchell Gold Company/Placer Dome Gold, General Manager, US Operations, LAC Minerals Ltd. (now Barrick Gold Corporation), Manager, Underground Mining, Independence Mining Company, Project Manager, Hecla Mining Company, Manager, Lincoln Project FMC/Meridian Gold. Mr. Russell graduated from the Montana School of Mineral Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering.