CMA News Release: Stan Dempsey, Jr appointed President and Chief Operating Officer



June 3, 2016

Contact:  Stuart Sanderson

Stan Dempsey, Jr appointed President and Chief Operating Officer


     The Colorado Mining Association (CMA) announced today that following an extensive candidate search, Stan Dempsey, Jr will become its next President and Chief Operating Officer beginning August 1, 2016.  Current President Stuart Sanderson announced his retirement from the Association in March, effective September 30.

     In accepting the position, Dempsey expressed the following sentiment:  “I am tremendously excited to be selected as the new President of the Colorado Mining Association.  I have big shoes to fill in succeeding Stuart Sanderson, a colleague I have long admired and respected during my time as President of the Colorado Petroleum Association.”

     Dempsey will serve as President-elect for a two month transition period ending with Sanderson’s retirement on September 30.    Sanderson will continue to serve the Association and other clients in a consulting role after that date.

     Dempsey has served as the President of the Colorado Petroleum Association (CPA) for over 17 years representing all aspects of the oil and gas industry before the Colorado General Assembly and state regulatory agencies.  In the 17 years Dempsey led CPA, Colorado’s oil and gas industry experienced tremendous growth in oil and gas production while facing extensive legislative and regulatory challenges.

     Sanderson commended the search committee for an “outstanding job in selecting a candidate with Stan’s qualifications.   He is well positioned and well qualified to lead CMA forward in the years ahead,” he added.

     Dempsey has been recognized by the Denver Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Energy” and has appeared frequently on local and national news programs covering energy issues important to Coloradoans.

     “I look forward to drawing upon my experience as an executive and as an advocate for responsible resource development to promote the benefits that mining brings to Colorado,” Dempsey added.

     Dempsey and his family’s roots are deeply embedded in mining.   His father – Stan Dempsey, Sr. – served as CMA Chairman in 1980 and was named an Honorary Member two years later, a distinction achieved by only thirty-three (33) other members in the 140 year history of the Association.

     Colorado currently ranks 10th among the states in the production of clean coal, 4th in gold, and 1st in molybdenum.   The state is also a significant source of pure sodium bicarbonate, gypsum, limestone, and uranium.  Overall, mining generates about $3 billion in revenue and billions more in overall economic benefits.   Mine workers are among the highest paid industrial workers in Colorado.

     CMA is an industry association, founded in 1876, whose more than 900 members include the producers of minerals throughout Colorado and the west, including vendors and service providers to the industry.   The organization is also headquartered in Denver, an international mining center.


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