Nevada Mining Association Appoints Dana Bennett as Successor to Tim Crowley in Association Presidency


For Immediate Release:

Nov. 21, 2014

Nevada Mining Association Appoints Dana Bennett as Successor to Tim Crowley in Association Presidency

RENO, Nev. – Dana Bennett, the former regional director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development and current owner of Bennett Historical Research Services (BHRS), will fill the seat of the Nevada Mining Association (NVMA) presidency effective Dec. 1, succeeding Tim Crowley.  

Following Crowley’s announcement to leave the association, a search was undertaken in August and concluded last week with interviews.

“The entire field of candidates comprised an impressive list of very capable individuals,” said Tom Kerr, chairman of the NVMA board of directors. “Dana’s experience, both in the Nevada Legislature and around the Nevada mining industry, has positioned her as a great fit for the trajectory of the Association and the future of our industry.”

Bennett, who received her doctorate in history from Arizona State University, has an extensive history with the mining industry and the NVMA itself. Most recently, she compiled reports for the NVMA at BHRS, but her experience with the Association dates back to 2004 as she represented the NVMA with government affairs firm R&R Partners, Inc.

“I was grateful for the opportunity to present my application, and I am further thrilled to have the opportunity to represent mining in Nevada,” Bennett said. “I will bring every minute of my experience in the public and private sectors to the presidency with me, and put that experience to work for Nevada mining.”

Bennett’s impressive professional résumé dates back to early career as a principal research analyst with the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau, where she served as staff director for Nevada’s Legislative Committee on Public Lands. She has further experience in historical research and policy analysis with Morrison Institute for Public Policy in Phoenix, Arizona as well as working directly with the Nevada governor’s office.

Vacating the presidency after serving the Association for six years, outgoing President Crowley supports the hiring decision.

“I’ve known Dana for some time, and I am so pleased for her opportunity with the Nevada Mining Association,” said Crowley. “It’s an exciting time in a very dynamic industry. This association and its members, as well as Nevada mining, will be in excellent care under Dana’s watch.”

NVMA members were informed of the decision this morning via a letter from Kerr.

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