Carolyn Clark Loder
Carolyn Loder possesses more than 30 years of senior professional experience in the public and private sectors in Mining, Mineral Rights Management, Land Management and Tribal Relations in the United States
She served as President of Sonora Mining Corporation and Vice President of the Sonora Mining Corporation/Jamestown Mine Joint venture between Northgate Exploration and Pathfinder Gold (Cogema). The Jamestown Mine was North America’s largest gold flotation facility. She served two terms as President of the California Mining Association, the first woman President in its hundred-year history.
She headed up Minerals Rights and Public Lands for Freeport-McMoRan, the world’s largest publically traded copper producer and headed up Mineral Rights and Tribal Relations for LafargeHolcim, the world’s largest cement manufacturer.
She oversees and has managed billions of dollars in surface and mineral rights including more than 1,000 properties in the United States. Properties included owned assets and leases and agreements with the U.S. government, State Trust Lands, local governments, Tribal governments, and individual and corporate owners.
Carolyn received numerous awards for mineral reserve acquisition both at the corporate and Tribal level, including completion of a landmark land exchange returning tribal aboriginal lands to two federally recognized Tribes while securing mining rights. She was invited to address the United Nations, Special Rapporteur and High Commissioner of Human Rights regarding Indigenous Rights and the Extractive Industries.
Three Secretary of Interior’s appointed her to the federal Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council. She served for nine years on their Council and served as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Council’s Mining Sub-Committee.
She served on the Board of Directors as an Independent Director of Neutron Energy and currently serves on the Board of K2 Gold Corp. as an Independent Director.
Carolyn was honored recently as one of the “Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” by Women in Mining – United Kingdom. She was also honored by the National Association of Women in Construction with their Person-of-the-Year Award, as a non-member for her accomplishments and support of the mining industry. She was named Person-of-the-Year by the New Mexico Mining Association and the Arizona Rock Products Association. She served on both boards for 10+ years and served as Chair of the Mining Hall of Fame for the New Mexico Mining Association.
Carolyn holds a M.L.S. Degree in Indian Law from the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, Arizona State University and a Master’s Degree in Physical Geography with Highest Honors from California State University, Fresno.