Christopher Hopkins, senior vice president for mining for The Saint Consulting Group, will give the concluding keynote presentation this week at the American Coal Council’s Coal Leadership Advancement Seminar Series at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, June 4-6.
Chris will conclude the three-day seminar with a presentation on “Perception and Reality: The Battle for Public Hearts and Minds” on Thursday, June 6, at 10.45 am. A member of the ACC Board of Directors, Chris will share insights into how public education and information campaign initiatives are influencing public opinion and policy directives.
For details of the seminar and to register, click here.
ACC’s annual CLASS seminar brings together coal suppliers and marketers, utility and industrial coal consumers, rail/barge/port transportation management, and coal support service providers. This seminar provides a series of in-depth training sessions on technical, legal, financial and business administration subjects, as well as timely updates on critical marketplace and public policy issues.
Chris Hopkins oversees all of Saint Consulting’s work in the quarry and mining industries in the US, United Kingdom and Canada. He is a regular speaker on overcoming the difficulties of permitting aggregate quarries and mineral mines before such organizations as the National Sand, Stone and Gravel Association, the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, the Northwest Mining Association, American Coal Council and the Quarry Mineral Association in the United Kingdom.
Chris is an adjunct professor at the University of Arizona, where he teaches a course about how to overcome community opposition and political hurdles when permitting a mineral mine. He has been a frequent guest lecturer at graduate programs in mining at several other prestigious universities as well, including the University of Utah, the Missouri University of Science and Technology, and the University of Illinois. His articles are routinely published in industry trade journals.
Chris Hopkins is senior vice president for mining and aggregates for The Saint Consulting Group, email firstname.lastname@example.org