MEC Leadership Award

This Award will honor an individual SME member who has provided leadership to advance the mission of the MEC and has been involved in the delivery of its programs and/or activities. The MEC Leadership Award will be a customized Prazen bronze engraved plaque with a raised MEC mountain logo and $750 in cash. The awardee may decide to spend it in ways to continue his or her education outreach activities or donate it to their charity of choice engaged in MEC-type education and outreach related to minerals and mining. If he or she does choose to accept the funds for himself or herself, SME will be required to file an IRS Form 1099 for them at the end of the year ($600 is the federal limit at this time which requires us to send a 1099).


Award Recipients

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2014 - Angie Harmon

For her continued support of new and innovative education programs about mining and mineral processing.

Angie Harmon is the Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Social Investment Manager. She is based in Phoenix, AZ at the company’s corporate headquarters. Angie supports Freeport’s investment in community-related programs and initiatives across the US, aligning the company’s philanthropic outreach with overall corporate goals through the work of the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation. In addition, she works in partnership with the company’s North American mining operations in their community development functions including strategic contributions and employee volunteerism. Angie serves on the board of the Local First Arizona Foundation, Arizona Grantmakers Forum and is a member of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of the Arizona Science Center. Angie has a BA in political science as well as her MBA. She and her husband have two sons and live in Scottsdale, AZ.

2013 - Julie C. Lucas
2012 - Richard (Dick) Beach