Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Natural Resources advisor to Gov. Brewer

Former Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold executive Kevin Kinsall is taking over the position of Natural Resources Policy Advisor to Gov. Jan Brewer, replacing Micheal Anable, who is returning to his consulting business at the end of the week.

In this new position Kevin will be Governor's primary contact point with 40 state agencies and boards, including AZGS, but also State Land, ADEQ, ADWR, ADMMR, Game & Fish, State Parks, etc.

The announcement by the Governor's office says, "Mr. Kinsall has 25 years of strategic planning and consensus building in the legislative and regulatory arenas. He was employed for more than 17 years in various leadership capacities with international mining company Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold. Throughout those years Mr. Kinsall managed tax research and analysis and state and local government relations. His legislative experience includes leadership roles in the Arizona State Senate, including Acting Majority Staff Director, Financial Affairs Advisor and Special Assistant to Majority Leadership. Mr. Kinsall’s professional affiliations include having served as Chairman of the Board for the Arizona Tax Research Association as well as the Arizona Foundation for Resource Education. He has previously served on the boards of the Arizona Tax Research Foundation, the Arizona Mining Association, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Arizonans for Electric Choice and Competition and the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce."

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