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Alaska Miners Association Announces New Executive Director


I am pleased to announce that the AMA Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Ms. Deantha Crockett as the new Executive Director, effective June 1, 2012. She will be replacing Mr. Fred Parady who resigned in March. For the last seven years Ms. Crockett has worked at the Resource Development Council where she was the lead on mining and tourism issues. In that capacity she worked closely with AMA on issues of importance to the mining industry and is well known to many AMA members. We are confident that in addition to her experience with Alaskan resource issues, Deantha will bring new energy and ideas to the role and the Executive Board looks forward to working with her as we plan for the challenges of the coming years at AMA.

Deantha is a lifelong Alaskan and graduate of University of Alaska, Anchorage, where she majored in Political Science. In 2006 she was one of 55 delegates to the first Conference of Young Alaskans. During her time at RDC she was involved in a range of legislative campaigns, including efforts to address cruise ship taxes and the Ballot Measure 4 campaign. She was the RDC Membership Director, lead author and designer for the RDC annual report, and one of the primary organizers of the annual RDC convention in Anchorage.

Over the next few months, as she assumes the role of Executive Director, Deantha will be engaging with the full spectrum of AMA membership to better understand the needs and priorities of our diverse organization. Steve Borell has already volunteered to take her on a guided tour of placer mining operations this summer, representatives of many of the major mining operations in the State have already offered to host her at their operations, and she will be travelling to the various branches to meet the membership. I know that she is looking forward to meeting all of you, sharing her ideas about AMA, and learning about your ideas and requirements for the future.

Please join me in welcoming Deantha to her new role at AMA.


James Fueg
Alaska Miners Association

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