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Richard T. O'Brien

Richard O'Brien, an independent consultant in the areas of strategy and leadership and operating effectiveness with select mining and private equity firms.  Previously he served as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Boart Longyear Limited, a global provider of drilling services, equipment and performance tooling for mining and drilling. He also served as president and CEO of Newmont Mining Corporation, a global gold mining company. Mr. O’Brien currently serves on the board of directors of Vulcan Materials Company, Boart Longyear Limited, Newmont Mining, and Inergy, L.P. He received his Juris Doctor from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago.

Director since 2012

Audit Committee, Chair
Operations, Nuclear, Environmental and Safety Committee

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Energy Saving Tip

Set your hot water heater to no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This isn't just energy smart—it's also safer, since it reduces the likelihood of accidental burns.

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Break Ground, Not the Law

Always call 811 before digging in your yard to avoid hitting buried gas or electric lines. Not only is it the safe thing to do, but it's the law.