Hecla Mining Company has appointed Luke Russell to the position of vice president of external affairs.
Russell will be based in the Coeur d’Alene corporate office and will report to President and CEO Phillips S. Baker Jr.
Before joining Hecla, Russell was at Coeur Mining, where he most recently was senior vice president of environment and community. Prior to that, he worked in environmental leadership positions with Homestake Mining Company, Kennecott Utah Copper and FMC Gold. He has also worked in government as the Coeur d’Alene Basin project manager for the State of Idaho Department of Environmental Quality.
Russell is the past president of the American Exploration and Mining Association and has served on the board of the Idaho Mining Association.