TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Atlanta Gold Inc. (TSXV: ATG; OTCQX: ATLDF) announces that its subsidiary Atlanta Gold Corporation ("AGC") has
selected a Steering Committee to advise on and facilitate the
transition of the Atlanta Gold Project through exploration and
development. The Company expects that it will benefit significantly
from the experience and expertise of each committee member. The
Steering Committee's breadth and depth of experience in gold
exploration and development, construction, public relations, legal,
transportation, distribution and processing represents a significant
step forward in the Company's strategic capabilities and a key
milestone in the development of the Atlanta Gold Project.
Ernest Simmons, President and CEO of the Company and AGC, stated: "I am
pleased that this professional team of experienced business executives
has volunteered to assist AGC to move the Atlanta Gold Project forward.
The Strategic Committee includes individuals from substantial
Idaho-based companies that generate significant revenues and provide
direct and indirect employment for more than 7,000 people. We expect
that this diverse group of business leaders will provide strategic
direction to maximize economic, environmental and social benefits from
the Atlanta Gold Project, develop new technologies and obtain public
and private investment. I am proud of this team and honored to be
included as a participating member. We will work together to provide
business and employment opportunities in compliance with all laws and
The Steering Committee will be comprised of the following eleven
Wm. Ernest Simmons, President, CEO & Director of Atlanta Gold Inc. & AGC
- Mr. Simmons has 50 years of mining industry experience with a long
history in the Canadian, U.S. and Mongolian mining industry as a miner,
supervisor, manager and corporate director. He is a graduate of the
Haileybury School of Mines and Regis University, Denver, and has been
with the Company since January 2008.
Eric Berentsen, Director of Atlanta Gold Inc. - Mr. Berentsen has 34 years experience as a geologist and is a qualified
person as defined by NI 43-101. Eric is a registered member of The
Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Inc. (SME). He is
currently the President of Jipangu Exploration, Inc. and was formerly
senior geologist with Placer Dome Inc., Apollo Gold Inc. and Getchell
John Jackson, Director of Atlanta Gold Inc. - Mr. Jackson founded Jacksons Food Stores, Inc., a nationally
recognized chain of 205 branded convenience stores. He owns and
operates Jackson Oil Capitol Distributing. Jackson Oil is a wholesale
and transportation company delivering fuel to over 600 branded retail
locations. Capitol Distributing is a grocery wholesaler that delivers
merchandise to over 400 convenience store locations.
John I'nama, Mine Site Coordinator, AGC - Mr. I'nama was born in Atlanta, Idaho and has been the Mine Site
Coordinator for the past five years. John has an eye for safety and
his experience in all phases of the operations and his familiarity with
the history of the Atlanta Gold Project qualifies him to be a valuable
asset to the team. Key skills include safe operations and supervision
of all heavy equipment, drilling, road building, logging, and pipe
installation for water, sewer, storm drains, etc.
Becky Shull, Corporate Secretary and Treasurer of AGC - Ms. Shull has worked in the mining industry for over 10 years and has a
total of over 20 years experience as an Office Manager and
Administrator. Becky's knowledge and experience in a variety of areas,
including database management, bookkeeping, financial reporting,
paralegal, insurance, human resources, benefit administration, records
management and marketing, make her a valuable asset to the team. She
has been with the Company since September 2007.
Ryan A. Eldridge, Vice President of Operations, CENTRA Consulting, Inc. - Mr. Eldridge has 13 years of engineering experience in the consulting
sector involving hydraulic design, environmental management, hydrologic
design and studies and management of a wide variety of civil and
environmental engineering projects. Ryan also has extensive experience
in the design and construction of several groundwater, and surface
water remediation projects. He received a Bachelor of Science in
Watershed Science from Colorado State University and a Master of
Science in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University.
Nate Fisher, Partner of Shift Public Affairs - Mr. Fisher brings over 20 years of experience in government service, the
last five years as a Gubernatorial Appointment as the Administrator of
the Governor's Office of Species Conservation. Mr. Fisher provides
valuable insight into governmental affairs at the executive,
legislative, federal and congressional levels.
Julie Hart, Partner of Shift Public Affairs - Ms. Hart has a proven track record of successfully leading a variety of
political and issue based public affairs campaigns. She brings
creativity, strategic planning, and campaign management to the AGC
Michelle Points, Owner of Points Law, PLLC - Michelle has over a decade of experience as a litigator and has
practiced in both state and federal court with civil and criminal
cases. Her practice encompasses a wide range of general and complex
litigation, with an emphasis on commercial transactions and natural
resource regulatory compliance and litigation. Michelle has had
several years of experience in the mining industry ranging from agency
permitting to complex regulatory litigation. Michelle received her
Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon and her Juris Doctorate,
cum laude, from Gonzaga University.
Richard Talboy, President of Talboy Construction, Inc. - Mr. Talboy has over 34 years experience in Design-Build
Construction. Mr. Talboy specializes in Industrial Construction.
Richard established Talboy Construction, Inc. in 1989. His experience
includes managing and construction of over 100 projects ranging from
2,000 to 235,000 sq. ft. He is a member of the American Institute of
Architects and The Construction Specification Institute. He has a
Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Creighton University and a
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Architecture from Iowa State University. In
addition, he has held contractors licenses in six western states as
well as being a Registered Architect in Idaho.
Dave Turner, President of Knife River, Intermountain Region - Mr. Turner has been with his current employer since 1992 and has been
the President of the Intermountain Region of Knife River since January
2012. The Intermountain Region is a civil construction and
construction material supply company which operates in the western U.S.
including Hawaii and Alaska. Dave oversees 1,200 workers in the peak
of the construction season. His region performed over $300 million in
construction and construction materials in the 2012 calendar year.
The members of the Steering Committee that are not directors, officers
or employees of the Company or AGC will serve in an advisory capacity
and responsibility for the actions of AGC will remain with the
management and directors of AGC.
About the Company
Atlanta Gold Inc. holds through its 100% owned subsidiary, Atlanta Gold Corporation,
leases, options or ownership interests in its Atlanta properties which
comprise approximately 2,159 acres (8.74 square kilometres) located 90
air kilometers east of Boise, in Elmore County, Idaho. A long history
of mining makes Atlanta very suitable for development of new mining
projects. The Company is focused on advancing its core asset, Atlanta,
towards mine development and production.
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Atlanta Gold Inc.:
Wm. Ernest Simmons
President and CEO
Atlanta Gold Inc.
Vice President and CFO
Telephone: (416) 777-0013
Fax: (416) 777-0014
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Telephone: (416) 868-1079 ext 239
Fax: (416) 868-6198