Ron Rimelman – Fireside chat (balancing sustainable development amd critical and strategic mineral needs)



Ron is NOVAGOLD’s Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability.  Ron worked as a consultant to NOVAGOLD for 18 months prior to joining the Company in 2011. Between 2012 and 2018, Ron oversaw preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement and Federal permitting of the world-class Donlin Gold project located on Alaska Native Corporation lands and minerals in western Alaska.  With 38 years of environmental experience, Ron has managed environmental impact assessments and permitting activities for mines around the world, with a focus in Alaska and other northern climates. His most recent previous position was Vice President Environmental Services for Tetra Tech Inc., where he coordinated the natural resources group and took the lead on a range of projects, including preparing environmental impact statements for the Kensington and Red Dog Mines in Alaska. Mr. Rimelman also has extensive experience with mine permitting and water resource analysis, as well as financial and personnel management.  Over the past 9 years, Ron has been served in leadership roles with the American Exploration and Mining Association (AEMA), which is a national voice for the US minerals industry.  This includes serving as AEMA President in 2022 and he has been at the center of the ongoing debate over how to address the country’s growing critical and strategic needs in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. Ron holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from MIT.