People: Golden Minerals Co (AUMN.A)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Clevenger

64 2009 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Robert Vogels

56 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Deborah Friedman

61 2009 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Warren Rehn

59 2012 Senior Vice President - Exploration and Chief Geologist

Andrew Pullar

42 2013 Director

William Eppler

60 2009 Independent Director

Michael Mason

69 2011 Independent Director

Ian Masterton-Hume

63 2009 Independent Director

Kevin Morano

60 2009 Independent Director

Terry Palmer

69 2009 Independent Director

David Watkins

69 2009 Independent Director

Karen Winkler

Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Clevenger

Mr. Jeffrey G. Clevenger is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Minerals Company. Mr. Clevenger has served as Chairman of the Board and as President and Chief Executive Officer since March 2009. He has 40 years of experience in the mining industry. Mr. Clevenger served as a director and President and Chief Executive Officer of predecessor, Apex Silver Mines Limited (“Apex Silver”) from October 2004 until March 2009. Mr. Clevenger worked as an independent consultant from 1999 when Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, his previous employer, was sold until he joined Apex Silver in 2004. Mr. Clevenger served as Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President of Cyprus Amax Minerals Company from 1993 to 1998 and 1998 to 1999, respectively, and as President of Cyprus Climax Metals Company and its predecessor, Cyprus Copper Company, a integrated producer of copper and molybdenum with operations in North and South America, from 1993 to 1999. He was Senior Vice President of Cyprus Copper Company from August 1992 to January 1993. From 1973 to 1992, Mr. Clevenger held technical, management and executive positions at Phelps Dodge Corporation, including President and General Manager of Phelps Dodge Morenci, Inc. He is a Member of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers and the Metallurgical Society of America. Mr. Clevenger holds a B.S. in Mining Engineering with Honors from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and is a graduate of the Advanced International Senior Management Program of Harvard University.

Robert Vogels

Mr. Robert P. Vogels is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Golden Minerals Company., since March 2009. Mr. Vogels served as Controller of Apex Silver from January 2005 to March 2009 and was named Vice President in January 2006. Prior to joining Apex Silver, Mr. Vogels served as corporate controller for Meridian Gold Company from January 2004 until December 2004. He served as the controller of INCO Limited's Goro project in New Caledonia from October 2002 to January 2004. Prior to joining INCO, Mr. Vogels worked from 1985 through October 2002 for Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, which was acquired in 1999 by Phelps Dodge Corp. During that time, he served in several capacities, including as the controller for its El Abra copper mine in Chile from 1997 until March 2002. Mr. Vogels began his career in public accounting as a CPA. He holds a B.Sc. in accounting and an MBA degree from Colorado State University.

Deborah Friedman

Ms. Deborah J. Friedman is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Golden Minerals Company. She was previously appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Apex Silver Mines Limited in July 2007. Ms. Friedman is a partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, where her practice focuses primarily on securities, finance and transactional matters for publicly-traded mining companies. She was on leave from Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP from July 2007 to May 2009 while she was employed by Apex Silver Mines Limited. Ms. Friedman has been a partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP since August 2000, and she was of counsel to the firm from May 1999 through August 2000. From 1982 through 1994, Ms. Friedman held various positions in the law department of Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, including General Counsel and Associate General Counsel, and served from 1994 to 1998 as the General Counsel of AMAX Gold Inc. Prior to working for Cyprus, Ms. Friedman was an associate in several Denver law firms from 1977 to 1982. Ms. Friedman holds a B.A. in History from the University of Illinois and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

Warren Rehn

Mr. Warren M. Rehn is Senior Vice President - Exploration and Chief Geologist of Golden Minerals Company. Mr. Rehn was appointed Vice President, Exploration and Chief Geologist in February 2012 and promoted to Senior Vice President, Exploration and Chief Geologist in December 2012. From 2006 until February 2012, Mr. Rehn held positions at Barrick Gold Exploration, Inc., serving most recently as Chief Exploration Geologist for the Bald Mountain and Ruby Hill mining units. From 2005 until 2007, Mr. Rehn was a consulting geologist for Gerson Lehman Group, which provides consulting services to industries, including geology and mining. Mr. Rehn served as a Consulting Senior Geologist at Placer Dome Exploration, Inc. in 2004 and as an independent consulting geologist throughout the Americas from 1994 until 2003. He served as a Senior Geologist at Noranda Exploration, Inc. from 1988 until 1994. Mr. Rehn holds an M.S. in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines and a B.S. in Geological Engineering from the University of Idaho.

Andrew Pullar

Mr. Andrew N. Pullar is Director of Golden Minerals Company., since July 1, 2013. Mr. Pullar has 20 years of experience in the natural resources industry. Mr. Pullar is the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of The Sentient Group (“Sentient”). From March 2009 until March 2013, Mr. Pullar held various senior investment management positions with Sentient. Prior to joining Sentient in 2009, Mr. Pullar worked as a portfolio manager for Baker Steel Capital Managers in London and Sydney from 2004 to 2009. Prior to this, Mr. Pullar was a senior metals and mining analyst at AME Mineral Economics in Sydney, worked as a mining engineering consultant for Behre Dolbear in London and Sydney and served in various mining engineering and production positions at De Beers and Gold Fields in South Africa. Mr. Pullar holds a degree in Mining Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, a South African Mine Managers Certificate and the UK Society of Investment Professionals Investment Manager Certificate (IMC). He is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

William Eppler

Mr. William Durand Eppler is an Independent Director of Golden Minerals Company., since March 2009. Mr. Eppler has 30 years of experience in the natural resources industry and has served since 2004 as a partner of Sierra Partners, LLC, a private investment and advisory firm he founded. The firm focuses exclusively on mining, oil and gas and energy resource industries and has both domestic and international experience. From June 2005 until August 2008, Mr. Eppler was President and Chief Executive Officer of Coal International Plc, an international coal mining and development company. From 1995 to 2004, Mr. Eppler held positions at Newmont Mining Corporation, the world’s second gold producer, and its subsidiaries, including Vice President of Newmont Capital, Ltd. (2002 to August 2004), Vice President, Corporate Development of Newmont Mining Corporation (2001 to 2002), President of Newmont Indonesia (1998 to 2001), and Vice President, Corporate Planning of Newmont Mining Corporation (1995 to 1998). Prior to joining Newmont, Mr. Eppler served as the Managing Director, Metals & Mining for Chemical Securities, Inc., a subsidiary of Chemical Bank (now JPMorgan Chase), where he was responsible for relationship management, technical support, corporate finance services, credit marketing and transaction execution for clients in the global precious metals, industrial and energy resources businesses. He serves on the boards of directors of Vista Gold Corporation, Augusta Resource Corporation, Frontier Mining Limited and Plata Latina Minerals Corporation, and he served on the boards of Allied Nevada Gold Corporation, Northern Energy Mining Company, and Coal International Plc during the last five years. Mr. Eppler holds a B.A. in Geography & Religion from Middlebury College and an M.S. in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Eppler is a member of the Society of Mining Engineers of A.I.M.E. and a member of the Global Leadership Council, College of Business, Colorado State University.

Michael Mason

Mr. Michael T. Mason, CPA., is an Independent Director of Golden Minerals Company., since September 2011, when he joined the board of directors in connection with the business combination with ECU Silver Mining Inc. (“ECU”). Mr. Mason has 40 years experience in the minerals and mining industry, including experience in the marketing of precious and base metals and other commodities. Prior to the business combination, Mr. Mason had been a director of ECU since April 2001. Mr. Mason is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Geovic Mining Corporation, serving as Chief Executive Officer since January of 2011 and as Chairman since February 2012. Mr. Mason has served as a director of Geovic Mining Corporation since May 2005. Since 1996, Mr. Mason has been a Managing Partner of Mineral Services, LLC, a private metals marketing consulting firm. During his career, Mr. Mason has held executive positions at exploration and mining companies including serving as Chief Financial Officer of Global Gold Corporation from 2006 to 2007, Chief Financial Officer of Euromax Ltd. from 2005 to 2006, and President of MBMI Resources Inc. from 2002 to 2011. Mr. Mason served as director of Global Gold Corporation from 2005 to 2006, director of Euromax Ltd. from 2003 to 2010 and director of MBMI Resources Inc. from 2001 to 2011.

Ian Masterton-Hume

Mr. Ian Masterton-Hume is an Independent Director of Golden Minerals Company. He has 30 years of experience in the natural resources industry. From January 2000 until December 2008, he was a partner of The Sentient Group, a manager of closed end private equity funds specializing in global investment in the natural resources sector headquartered in Sydney, Australia, which he also cofounded. Since December 2008, Mr. Masterton-Hume has acted as a consultant to The Sentient Group. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Masterton-Hume served as a consultant to AMP Society’s Private Capital Division, focused on international mining and telecommunications investments primarily in North and South America, Russia and the Pacific Rim. His experience prior to 1994 includes serving as a consultant to Equatorial Mining in Santiago, Chile regarding development of its copper assets, and approximately 23 years of investment management and investment banking experience for companies in Australia and the United Kingdom, including Impala Pacific Corporation in Hong Kong, Bain & Company in Sydney, Australia and the Jessel Group of companies in London and South Africa. He is a director of Iron Road Limited and Silver City Minerals Limited, and he served as a director of Norsemont Mining Inc. from February 2008 to July 2011, Andean Resources Ltd. from 2005 through 2010 and Apex Silver from 2007 through 2009. Mr. Masterton-Hume attended both Harrow School (England) and Nice University (France).

Kevin Morano

Mr. Kevin R. Morano is an Independent Director of Golden Minerals Company., since March 2009. He has 34 years of experience in the mining industry. Mr. Morano has been Managing Principal of KEM Capital LLC, a private equity investment company and provider of management advisory services, since March 2007. Prior to forming his own company, Mr. Morano held a number of senior executive positions at American public companies including a 21 year career at ASARCO Incorporated, a global copper mining company and specialty chemicals and aggregates producer, which was acquired by Grupo Mexico in December 1999. At ASARCO, Mr. Morano served in senior executive capacities including President and Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He currently serves as a director of Bear Creek Mining Company, and he served as a director of Apex Silver from 2000 through March 2009. He has previously served as a director of Southern Peru Copper Corporation and Coeur d’Alene Mines. From March 2002 to March 2007, Mr. Morano was employed at Lumenis Ltd initially as Chief Financial Officer and as Senior Vice President for Marketing and Business Development. From May 2000 through October 2001, Mr. Morano served as the Chief Financial Officer of Exide Technologies, which subsequently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April 2002. Mr. Morano holds a B.Sc. in Finance from Drexel University and an M.B.A. from Rider University.

Terry Palmer

Mr. Terry M. Palmer is an Independent Director of Golden Minerals Company., since March 2009. He has 40 years of financial, management and accounting experience with a particular focus on the mining industry. Since January 2003, Mr. Palmer has worked on a part-time basis for and is a principal of the CPA firm of Marrs, Sevier & Company LLC. He spent 36 years at Ernst & Young LLP where he rose from a staff position to partner responsible for audit and advisory services to international mining companies and serving as the technical consulting partner for SEC-related business. Mr. Palmer is a director of Allied Nevada Gold Corp. and Sunward Resources Ltd., and he served as a director of Apex Silver from September 2004 through March 2009. He served as a director of Energy West Incorporated from November 2002 through November 2006. Mr. Palmer holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from Drake University and an M.B.A. from the University of Denver. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute and Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants.

David Watkins

Mr. David H. Watkins is an Independent Director of Golden Minerals Company., since March 2009. He has 40 years of experience in the mining industry, working as a senior executive with mining companies and junior exploration and development companies. Since June 2011, Mr. Watkins has served as Chairman of Atna Resources Ltd. (“ATNA”), a company engaged in the exploration, development and production of gold properties. Mr. Watkins previously served ATNA as Executive Chairman from June 2010 to June 2011 and Chief Executive Officer from March 2000 to June 2010. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Watkins served as Senior Vice President, Exploration of Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, a producer of commodities including copper, gold, molybdenum, lithium and coal. Prior to his employment with Cyprus Amax, Mr. Watkins served as President of Minova Inc., a producer of precious metals and base metals from mining operations in Canada. Mr. Watkins currently serves on the boards of directors of a number of companies, including ATNA, Euro Ressources S.A., Commander Resources Ltd., Argonaut Gold Inc. (formerly Prodigy Gold Inc., which was formerly Golden Goose Exploration, Inc.), Bearing Resources Ltd., Rio Novo Gold Inc., and Camino Minerals Corp. Mr. Watkins resigned from service as a director of Landdrill International Inc. in August 2012 and from Maudore Minerals Ltd. in November 2010. Mr. Watkins holds a B.A. in Geology from Queen’s University at Kingston, and an M.S. in Geology from Carleton University, Ottawa, and is a graduate of the Executive Business Program of the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Watkins is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Geological Association of Canada, Geological Society of Nevada and Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.

Karen Winkler

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