about-us

At the heart of Newmont’s business is the talented team of employees and contractors around the globe who represent diverse cultures and religious backgrounds. In addition to embracing this diversity, we aim to create a workplace culture that fosters leaders and enables all to succeed in their positions and grow in their careers.

Our people create the value in the metals we mine, so we invest in ensuring a safe and respectful work environment, while providing the training and tools needed to achieve our goal of eliminating all workplace accidents, injuries and illnesses.

Our people are our ambassadors in the communities where they live and work. We expect everyone, at every level, to act with integrity, trust and respect, be responsible stewards of the environment, and serve as role models in safety in the workplace and in their communities.

Officers

The officers of our management team have broad experience in both mining and many other industries. They bring unique qualifications, interests and viewpoints to Newmont and operate under the direction of the Board of Directors.

Executive Leadership Team

Gary J. Goldberg , , , President and Chief Executive Officer

Gary J. Goldberg was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and joined the Board of Directors of Newmont Mining Corporation on March 1, 2013. He had served as President and Chief Operating Officer since July 2012, and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since December 2011. Prior to joining Newmont, Mr. Goldberg was President and Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto Minerals, and served in leadership roles in Rio Tinto’s coal, gold, copper and industrial minerals businesses. Mr. Goldberg has over 35 years of experience in the mining industry and served as Chairman of the National Mining Association in the United States from 2008 to 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Utah.

Nancy K. Buese , , , Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Nancy K. Buese was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective October 31, 2016. Ms. Buese brings 25 years of experience in finance leadership roles and joins Newmont having most recently served as Executive Vice President and CFO for MPLX, a publicly traded energy company formed by Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Prior to MPLX’s acquisition of MarkWest Energy Partners in 2015, Ms. Buese served for 11 years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MarkWest. Having worked in public accounting for 12 years, Ms. Buese also is a former Partner with Ernst & Young. She earned her degree in Accounting and Business Administration from University of Kansas and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Elaine Dorward-King , , , Executive Vice President, Sustainability and External Relations

Dr. Elaine Dorward-King was elected Executive Vice President, Sustainability and External Relations in March 2013. Prior to joining Newmont, Dr. Dorward-King served as Managing Director of Richards Bay Minerals in South Africa from December 2010 through February 2013. Dr. Dorward-King previously served as the Global Head of Health, Safety and Environment at Rio Tinto from 2002 through 2010 and also held leadership positions with Rio Tinto’s copper and borates businesses. Prior to that, she worked for Ebasco Environmental and for Monsanto Company as a chemist, research specialist and product manager. Dr. Dorward-King brings 25 years of leadership experience in creating and implementing sustainable development, safety, health and environmental strategy and programs in the mining, chemical and engineering consulting sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Science magna cum laude from Maryville College and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Colorado State University.

Randy Engel , , , Executive Vice President, Strategic Development

Randy Engel was elected Executive Vice President, Strategic Development in
September 2008, after having served as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development since 2007. Mr. Engel has been with the Company since 1994, and has served in various capacities in the areas of business planning, corporate treasury and human resources. Mr. Engel holds a Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Denver, and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado.

Stephen P. Gottesfeld , , , Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Stephen P. Gottesfeld serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel after having been elected Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in February 2013. He previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since February 2012 and Vice President and General Counsel since 2010. Mr. Gottesfeld was the Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs from 2006 to 2010. He served as Newmont’s Associate General Counsel from 2004 to 2006, responsible for Newmont’s Latin American, African and Central Asian legal offices. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Gottesfeld was Newmont’s Associate General Counsel and General Manager of Newmont Peru S.R.L., spending three years of his career with Newmont working in Lima, Peru. Prior to joining Newmont in 1997 as Senior Counsel, Mr. Gottesfeld was an Associate at Holland & Hart LLP. He earned a law degree and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Denver in 1993 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The Colorado College in 1989.

Susan Keefe , , , Vice President, Strategic Relations

Susan Keefe was elected Vice President, Strategic Relations in March 2013. Prior to joining Newmont in October 2012, Ms. Keefe served with Rio Tinto for 19 years, most recently as General Manager, Communications and External Relations for Rio Tinto’s Diamonds and Minerals product group, and prior to that as Vice President, Communications at Rio Tinto Minerals. Before joining Rio Tinto, Ms. Keefe was Managing Director of a leading international communications agency. Ms. Keefe has more than 25 years of experience creating and executing communications, stakeholder engagement and brand and reputation management strategies. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Stanford University.

Scott P. Lawson , , , Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Scott P. Lawson was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Newmont in May 2016. He was elected Executive Vice President, Technical Services in March 2015 having previously served as Senior Vice President, Technical Services since December 2012. Prior to joining Newmont, Mr. Lawson served as Senior Vice President, Engineering Services at Peabody Energy, responsible for global engineering and technical services support. Mr. Lawson spent 22 years with international miner Rio Tinto in several executive roles, including Vice President, Engineering and Technical Services for Kennecott Utah Copper. Mr. Lawson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix in Salt Lake City. He is a member of several University Industrial Advisory Boards and is co-chair of the SME Foundation Corporate Giving Committee.

Bill MacGowan , , , Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Bill MacGowan serves as Executive Vice President, Human Resources after having been elected Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Communications in 2010. Prior to joining Newmont, Mr. MacGowan served as Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President, People and Places, for Sun Microsystems, where he oversaw a staff of 750 and an annual operating budget of $600 million. In addition, Mr. MacGowan was responsible for Sun’s $1.2 billion real estate portfolio, encompassing five campuses and 12.5 million square feet.

With more than 30 years of human resources experience, Mr. MacGowan has a history of aligning people strategies with business results and creating a diverse, engaging and collaborative culture. In 2007, he received the Diversity Best Practices Legacy Award for lifetime achievements on behalf of women, minorities and people of color in the workplace. Mr. MacGowan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Claremont McKenna College.

Tom Palmer , , , Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Tom Palmer became the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Newmont on May 1, 2016. Previously, Mr. Palmer was elected Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific in February 2015 after serving as Senior Vice President, Indonesia since March 2014. Prior to joining Newmont, he was the Chief Operating Officer, Pilbara Mines at Rio Tinto Iron Ore. Over a 20-year career with Rio Tinto, Mr. Palmer worked in a variety of roles across a number of commodities, including General Manager, Technology for the Bauxite and Alumina business; General Manager, Operations at Hail Creek coal mine; and General Manager, Asset Management at Palabora Mining Company in South Africa. Mr. Palmer brings extensive experience leading teams and delivering production while implementing safety culture programs and improving diversity. He earned a Master of Engineering Science degree and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Senior Officers

Alex Bates , , , Senior Vice President, Australia

Alex Bates was appointed Regional Senior Vice President of Newmont Australia in April 2017. Alex joined Newmont in 2015 as General Manager of Newmont Boddington Gold. Prior to joining Newmont, Alex was General Manager of Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s Brockman Region. He started in iron ore as General Manager Yandicoogina Operations in February 2011 after many years of experience in leadership roles across the resources industry all over the world including Phalaborwa, Cape Town, London, Montreal and Brisbane. Alex has 25 years of experience in the resources industry and served as a Director on the Board of the Gumala Aboriginal Corporation. Alex is a member of the Board of the Minerals Council of Australia. Raised in Wales and Namibia, Alex studied Engineering in Cape Town and moved to Australia in 2004.

Ramzi Fawaz , , , Senior Vice President, Projects

Ramzi Fawaz was elected Senior Vice President, Projects in February 2011. Prior to joining Newmont, Mr. Fawaz served as Senior Vice President, Operations of Atomic Energy Canada Ltd., where he was responsible for all project development, refurbishment and building of CANDU reactor projects, and before that as Vice President of Royal Dutch Shell, where he worked for 30 years in various roles. Among those, he was responsible for leading the Athabasca Oil Sands Expansion Project in Canada and the Nigeria LNG Train 3 and LPG expansion project in Nigeria. Mr. Fawaz has extensive experience in international project development and has engaged extensively with various stakeholders related to major development projects, including executive management, boards of directors, shareholders, contractors, utilities and various government agencies. Mr. Fawaz earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon and a Master’s degree in Power Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dean Gehring , , , Senior Vice President, South America

Dean Gehring joined Newmont in June 2017 as the Regional Senior Vice President for South America. He brings 25 years of global operational experience, having lived in Canada, Indonesia and the US. Prior to Newmont, he spent 14 years at Rio Tinto, in a variety of leadership and technical roles including his most recent role as Head of Health, Safety and Security. Mr. Gehring also previously worked at Freeport and BHP Billiton. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, and his Masters of Science in Project Management from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

Alwyn Pretorius , , , Senior Vice President, Africa

In March of 2016, Alwyn Pretorius joined Newmont as Senior Vice President for the Africa region, bringing 20 years of gold sector experience to his role. Alwyn has served in leadership roles at Harmony and ARMgold, managing portfolios of up to 10 mines with annual production of 1.3 million ounces of gold. He has also led targeted programs that delivered substantial safety, sustainability and productivity improvements, and brings special expertise in government and labor relations to his new role. He earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Industrial Engineering and Mining Engineering from the University of Pretoria, and was Chairman of the South African Mines Rescue Services Board.

Grigore Simon , , , Senior Vice President, Exploration

Grigore Simon was elected Senior Vice President, Exploration in February 2012, after having served as Vice President, Exploration since April 2009. Previously, he served as General Manager, Generative Exploration from 2007 to 2009, and as Chief Geoscientist of the Global Exploration Solutions group from 2004 to 2007. Prior to joining Newmont, Mr. Simon had exploration management positions with Shell International in Angola and Saudi Arabia since 1998. He also worked as an exploration geologist for several mining firms and as Assistant Professor of Economic Geology at the University of Bucharest. He holds an Engineering degree in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Bucharest, Romania; a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Michigan; and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Rochester and the University of Nyenrode, Netherlands.

Andrew Woodley , , , Senior Vice President, North America

Andrew Woodley is the Regional Senior Vice President North America operations for Newmont and is based in Elko, Nevada. Prior to joining Newmont, Andrew worked with Rio Tinto for 21 years holding a range of commercial, operational and senior executive roles in mining, minerals processing, smelting. These roles included President and CEO of Oyu Tolgoi copper/gold operations in Mongolia, Managing Director of Rio Tinto Coal Mozambique, General Manager Operations of the Hail Creek open cut coking coal mine in Queensland. During his career with Rio Tinto, Andrew was also selected from all managers across the group to be the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive and Chairman of Rio Tinto. Prior to joining Rio Tinto Andrew worked in exploration in Canada as well as management consulting in mining and manufacturing in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and the USA. Andrew has established and operated three business ventures. Andrew has a Mining Engineering degree from the University of NSW, Australia and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.

Nick Cotts , , , Vice President, External Relations and Social Responsibility

Nick Cotts was elected Vice President, External Relations and Social Responsibility in February 2016, after having served as Group Executive – External Relations since 2013 and Group Executive – Environment and Social Responsibility from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Cotts began his career at Newmont as Manager of Environmental Affairs in Newmont’s South America region in 1994. Throughout his over twenty year career with Newmont, he has served in various roles in the areas of environmental affairs, communications, external affairs, social responsibility, stakeholder engagement and sustainability. Mr. Cotts has worked at numerous Newmont operations across the globe, with over 17 years of experience working at our Peru and Ghana operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy – Soil Conservation and a Master of Science degree in Range Science – Restoration Ecology, both from Colorado State University.

Mary Beth Donnelly , , , Vice President, North American Government Relations

Mary Beth Donnelly was elected Vice President, North American Government Relations in April 2010, after having served as Group Executive, U.S. Government Relations since 2004. Ms. Donnelly has been with the Company since 1981, and has served in various capacities in the area of government relations. She graduated from Trinity University in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science.

Joshua P. Hallenbeck , , , Vice President, Finance and Treasurer

Joshua P. Hallenbeck was appointed Vice President of Finance and Treasurer effective January 2017. Prior to joining Newmont, Mr. Hallenbeck served as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer for MPLX, a publicly traded energy company formed by Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Prior to MPLX’s acquisition of MarkWest Energy Partners in 2015, Mr. Hallenbeck served eight years in multiple leadership roles including Vice President Finance and Treasurer for MarkWest. Mr. Hallenbeck has more than 20 years of extensive accounting and financial leadership experience, including positions at The Siegfried Group, IBM, Enel and Harte-Hanks. Mr. Hallenbeck earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from State University of New York at New Paltz and a master’s degree in business administration from Marist College. He is a licensed certified public accountant in Colorado.

Logan Hennessey , , , Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Logan Hennessey was elected Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in March 2015. Ms. Hennessey previously served as Assistant Corporate Secretary to the Board since 2010 and as Associate General Counsel from 2011 to 2015 and Senior Counsel, Corporate Securities from 2010 to 2011, working in the substantive areas of federal securities law, financing, M&A and transactions, on-going corporate reporting, corporate governance, general corporate matters and support of the Board of Directors and its Committees. Logan also currently serves the Chair of Newmont’s Disclosure Committee. Prior to joining Newmont, Logan worked in private practice in the New York office of White & Case LLP. She holds a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an undergraduate degree from Wellesley College.

Rich Herold , , , Vice President, Global Government Relations

Rich Herold was appointed Vice President, Global Government Relations in February 2014. Prior to joining Newmont, Mr. Herold was Executive Counsel, Global Affairs and Policy for GE Transportation, and held several positions for BP and Amoco Corporation leading international affairs, corporate responsibility, political risk and business development functions in the U.S., Russia, China and Brazil. Prior to his tenure at BP, Mr. Herold served in the U.S. Foreign Service. His diplomatic assignments included Brazil; Africa Assistance Coordinator with the State Department in Washington, D.C.; and Deputy Chief of Political Affairs at the American Institute in Taipei, Taiwan. He holds a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

John W. Kitlen , , , Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

John W. Kitlen assumed the role of Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer in June 2016. He was elected Vice President, Internal Audit in October 2012, having previously served as Director, Internal Audit since joining Newmont in February 2011. Prior to joining Newmont, Mr. Kitlen served as Director, Internal Audit at Sun Microsystems for four years. Previously, he served as the Internal Audit Director for StorageTek and spent more than seven years with Level 3 Communications in various roles including Vice President of Internal Audit, Assistant Corporate Controller and Director of Finance. Mr. Kitlen began his career in public accounting with Deloitte and Touche. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant.

David Kristoff , , , Vice President, Total Rewards and Human Resources Systems

David Kristoff was elected Vice President, Total Rewards and Human Resources Systems in November 2012. In this role, he has responsibility for compensation, benefits, HR systems and company support of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors. Prior to joining Newmont in February 2010, Mr. Kristoff served as the Senior Director of Compensation at Sun Microsystems where he led the global and executive compensation practices, as well as held responsibility for managing the Leadership Development and Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure University and a Master’s degree from Cornell University. Mr. Kristoff is a member of the Conference Board’s Council on Executive Compensation and is a regular speaker at executive compensation conferences.

Jessica Largent , , , Vice President, Investor Relations

Jessica joined Newmont in June of 2015 as a Finance Project Leader, spearheading the effort to streamline business reporting. In November of 2015, Jessica was promoted to Director of Portfolio Planning and Analysis where, among other things, she worked directly with regional and corporate leaders to optimize our portfolio and identify investment opportunities. In her most recent role, Jessica focused on customer service and process effectiveness to ensure effective analysis and communications, and reliable cost budgeting and forecasting. Prior to joining Newmont, Jessica led the Investor Relations function for Turquoise Hill Resources. In this role she led all aspects of Investor Relations, including serving as the primary contact for analysts and investors, and she was responsible for targeting and communications. Jessica has more than 12 years of mining industry experience in planning, financial reporting and accounting.

Nancy Lipson , , , Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

Nancy Lipson was elected Vice President and Deputy General Counsel in February 2013, after having served as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary since January 2010 in the substantive areas of commercial litigation, employment advice/litigation and executive compensation legal advice. Ms. Lipson’s role expanded to also include responsibility for global ethics and compliance. From July 2005 to January 2010, Ms. Lipson was Assistant General Counsel. Prior to joining Newmont in July 2005, she was Senior Counsel for Sports Authority and for Qwest Communications, and an Associate with the law firm of Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff & Ragonetti, P.C. She earned a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1995 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Colorado College in 1991.

David McLaren , , , Vice President, Investments & Value Management

David McLaren has been with Newmont for more than 33 years, and has worked in a variety of locations including Australia, Canada, Denver, Indonesia and Nevada. Most recently, he spent nearly seven years as the Group Executive for Processing and Metallurgy in Technical Services, and accepted his current role as the Vice President, Investments & Value Management, in August. In his new role, he will be accountable for Newmont’s Investment System with a primary goal to improve value for our shareholders and other stakeholders. Mr. McLaren holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mineral Processing from Montana Tech University in Butte, Montana.

Ramsey Musa , , , Vice President, Supply Chain

Ramsey Musa serves as Vice President, Supply Chain after having been elected Vice President, Global Supply Management in November 2014 and serving as interim head of Global Supply Chain Management since July 2014. He previously served as Group Executive, Supply Chain Operations and Capital Projects since 2012 and Senior Director, Global Supply Chain Operations since 2009 when he joined Newmont. Prior to joining Newmont, Mr. Musa was a Strategic Category Team Manager at Freeport McMoran and Senior Manager, Supply Chain Materials Commodity Management at Intel Corporation. Mr. Musa received his Bachelor of Science degree in Supply Chain Management from Arizona State University.

Suresh Rajapakse , , , Vice President, Health, Safety and Security

Suresh Rajapakse was elected Vice President, Health, Safety and Security in May 2014. Mr. Rajapakse previously served as Vice President for ArcelorMittal Mining’s global health, safety, environment, sustainability and government affairs functions. From 2009 to 2011, he led Rio Tinto’s global safety program. Mr. Rajapakse earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Minerals Engineering, with honors, from the Camborne School of Mines in the U.K. and has completed several advanced leadership programs.

Blake Rhodes , , , Vice President, Corporate Development

Blake Rhodes was appointed Vice President, Corporate Development in January 2015 after having been appointed Vice President, International Strategic Development in February 2014. Mr. Rhodes previously served as Senior Vice President, Indonesia since October 2013 and as Vice President, Indonesia Country Manager and Corporate Development since February 2012. Mr. Rhodes previously held the positions of Vice President/Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Development in 2010, Group Executive, Corporate Development in 2009 and Vice President and General Counsel in 2008. He served as Vice President and Chief Counsel from 2006 to 2007 and Associate General Counsel from 2004 to 2006. Prior to joining Newmont in 1996 as Assistant General Counsel, Mr. Rhodes was an Associate at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis. He graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He also holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Phillip Starkle , , , Vice President, Operations Finance and Planning

Mr. Starkle was elected Vice President, Operations Finance in May 2016 after having served as Regional CFO for Asia Pacific since May 2011. In this role, Mr. Starkle leads our regional finance teams and serves as the CFO organization’s business partner to operations and the COO. Mr. Starkle was appointed as Group Executive Business (GEB) for our APAC region in 2011. Prior to that, he held the GEB and Vice President Finance roles in Africa from 2006 to 2011. Mr. Starkle has also held senior finance and accounting roles with Newmont in Central Asia. Mr. Starkle earned his degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Montana and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Javier Velarde , , , Vice President, General Manager (Peru) and Corporate Affairs

Javier Velarde was elected Vice President, General Manager (Peru) and Corporate Affairs in May 2013, having previously served as Associate General Counsel, International Legal based in Denver since 2012. Before that, Mr. Velarde served as Regional Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs for Yanacocha from 2007 to 2012 and Deputy Director of External Affairs and Communications, Yanacocha from 2004 to 2006. Prior to joining Newmont in 2001 as Legal and External Affairs Director, Yanacocha, Mr. Velarde was an Associate at the law firm of Estudio Rubio, Leguía, Normand y Asociados, Lima. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Master’s degree in Environmental and Resources Law. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Lima, Peru.

Alison White , , , Vice President, Internal Audit

Alison White joined Newmont as Vice President, Internal Audit in July 2016. Ms. White joined Newmont from MWH Global, a water and natural resources engineering and consulting firm with operations in 35 countries. In this role, Ms. White served as Vice President and Director of the company’s Internal Audit function and chaired the enterprise risk committee. Prior to MWH Global, she worked at Sun Microsystems leading various aspects of the audit function. Her experience also includes roles at KPMG, ConAgra Foods and Ernst and Young in the areas of audit and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Ms. White holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Emphasis in Finance and Master of Science, Business Administration, Emphasis in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jim Zetwick , , , Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Jim Zetwick was elected Vice President and Chief Information Officer in February 2014 after having served as Group Executive, Global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Program Management since 2010 and as Director of Global ERP Program Management since 2008 when he joined Newmont. He previously worked as Chief Information Officer at Kool Smiles, and has held senior IT leadership positions at Columbian Chemicals Company, Phelps Dodge Corporation and Borden Foods Corporation. He brings over 20 years of progressive IT experience specializing in delivering large-scale global ERP programs to enable business transformation. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Bowling Green State University.

Andy Holleman , , , Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Andy Holleman serves as Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer after having joined Newmont in May 2013 as Assistant General Counsel, Ethics and Compliance. Prior to joining Newmont, he served as Associate General Counsel for Century Link from September 2012 to May 2013 and as Chief Privacy Officer for Optum from September 2011 to September 2012. Prior to 2011, Mr. Holleman spent ten years with Qwest / CenturyLink in various roles including Chief Privacy Officer, Corporate and Associate General Counsel, and Vice President Consumer Operations. Immediately out of law school, Mr. Holleman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard P. Matsch, then Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Mr. Holleman holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado School of Law.