An enthusiastic and high-performing Global Human Resources professional, Ms Brooks focuses on inspiring and supporting career development. Lois applies a philosophy of HR performance management practices, with a goals-driven, engaging touch. Lois built her career with Brooks Minerals, Royal Gold, LAC Minerals and Echo Bay Mines, before making a move to corporate human resources for Gold Fields Exploration. Now retired from this venture she joyfully co-founded with Jill Nelson, Lois serves as a trusted advisor and mentor to the team.
"Co-founding Brooks & Nelson with Jill Nelson was the most exciting adventure in my career of adventures! In Jill’s recruiting capacity, she is a Super Star in delving into job descriptions as well as client cultures to more clearly source the best candidates for the roles. In her development capacity, she has now engaged a stellar team of professionals for Brooks & Nelson and expanded the services the Company can provide clients in anticipation of their needs in a changing world. This development has made Brooks & Nelson the ‘go-to’ recruiting and Human Resources professional services provider!"
M. Stephen Enders, Ph.D
Dr. Enders has worked in the mining business since graduating from CSM in 1976. Steve ultimately went on to become the President of Phelps Dodge Exploration Corporation, and then Senior Vice President of Worldwide Exploration for Newmont. He has more recently been the Chairman, Director and COO of EMX Royalty Corporation, and he is a co-founder of Cupric Canyon Capital LLC. Dr. Enders has been at Mines since 2009 and now serves as the Director of Subsurface Frontiers and the Department Head for Mining Engineering.
"Jill Nelson, the principal recruiter and co-founder of Brooks & Nelson, is simply the best recruiter in the mining business today. Her wealth of contacts with people and companies is matched by her keen ability to understand what client’s need in a position and how to find just the right candidate. Brooks & Nelson’s experience and approach are particularly ideal for the client that wants to deliberately develop a strong positive corporate culture. Evidence for this approach is in the numerous clients and employees that continue to come back to Brooks & Nelson time after time for career advice and repeat business."
Douglas Silver retired at the end of 2020 from his Portfolio Manager role with Orion Resource Partners, the world’s largest mining private equity firm with $6 billion in assets under management. Previously, Doug created, built and sold two royalty companies. One of them, International Royalty Corporation (IRC), was sold to Royal Gold. Doug was inducted into the Mining Hall of Fame in 2019 for his leadership and extensive contributions to the industry. Brooks & Nelson is honored and pleased to have Doug on our Advisory Board. His passion in promoting women and young people throughout his career aligns with B&N’s values and vision.
"The key to understanding a person's capability is to have walked in his/her shoes. Brooks & Nelson is staffed with experience mining people ranging from project managers to human resources. With seasoned executives on their board, they also benefit from an extensive global network at all levels of the industry. This provides Brooks & Nelson with a competitive advantage in locating and vetting the best candidates."
Michelle is an entrepreneur and business leader who founded Roth Investor Relations in 1987. She is known for her dedication and outstanding leadership. She successfully expanded Roth Investor Relations global consulting business through multiple investments cycles by formulating compressive shareholder engagement solutions for a worldwide client base. She serves as a Director at Maple Gold Mines and also acts as a strategic advisor to Nova Royalty. In the public sector, Michelle has served as Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Planning Board Chairperson of Manalapan Township, New Jersey.
“I was introduced to Jill several years ago at a mining conference and was impressed with the depth of her network on both the talent and corporate sides of the recruiting business. Her attention to detail and listening skills continue to add to her success. I am delighted to have joined her advisory board and offer my assistance as she continues to grow B&N exponentially.”
Donna is currently President of International Talent Solutions, LLC and has over 30 years of mining experience and is known for her ability to build collaborative leadership teams that deliver. Donna is a Proven international leader experienced in HR global services experience includes programs and projects internationally. Throughout her career, she led the activities of global teams responsible for integration and assimilation of multi-country operations, M&A human capital assessment, and leadership development. She is known for her ability to quickly identify process/system shortfalls, plan and execute to deliver value in the human resource space.
“The Brooks and Nelson team is a professional and innovative group of individuals with a focus on partnering with Clients. The Brooks and Nelson team is positioned to support Clients with any talent solution and provide keen insight on market trends. Jill Nelson leads the team with an eye on the future and delivering industry leading solutions for today’s business challenges."
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