Bill Hancock was appointed to the SMEF Executive Committee.  Hancock has been a Foundation Trustee since 2012 and was given this additional leadership responsibility.  The Executive Committee consists of the Past President, President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Ad Hoc Committee member (position Bill assumed) and key SME Executive and management staff.

Through their fundraising focus, SMEF supports existing programs and developing important and even crucial new programs related to mining public education, professional development and university education.  SMEF’s mission statement:

The SME Foundation supports scientific, technical, educational and other activities that:

–       Foster interchange and understanding concerning the responsible development of the world’s mineral resources and

–       Further the professional disciplines serving the minerals industry.

The June 2014 issue of SME’s Mining Engineering magazine announcing Hancock’s appointment follows:

Bill Hancock joins SMEF Executive Committee