Effective January 8, 2013, Thunder Mountain Gold Inc. (TSX-V: THM; OTCQB: THMG) (the Company) has appointed Gary Babbitt and Larry Kornze to the Company's Board. Both new members bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Company.
Gary Babbitt is currently a director of U.S. Antimony (NYSE Amex: UAMY). Mr. Babbitt currently serves as Chair of the UAMY Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Governance and Nomination Committee, and Member of the Board Executive Committee. His experience also includes a Partnership at Hawley, Troxell, Ennis, and Hawley LLP from 1978 to 2010, while serving as Of Counsel from 2010-2012, with an emphasis in natural resources and environment law. Mr. Babbitt graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Idaho and a Juris Doctor from University of Chicago Law School.
Larry Kornze is a geological engineer with over 45 years experience in the precious metals industry, most notably as General Manager of Exploration and U.S. Exploration Manager for Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: ABX) from 1987 to 2001, on projects world-wide. Mr. Kornze has a B.Sc. Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, and is a Professional Engineer of the Province of British Columbia. He also serves as a director of other Toronto Stock Exchange Venture listed mining companies, including Candente Gold Corporation (CDG.T), Duncan Park Holdings Corporation (DHP.V), Mexivada Mining Corporation (MNV.V, Dynasty Gold Corporation (DYG.V), Goldex Resources Corporation (GDX.V), and Mesa Exploration Corporation (MSA.V).
Robin (Sandy) McRae, a Director since April of 1978, has submitted his resignation effective January 8, 2013, deciding not to seek election at the next Annual Meeting. Sandy has been a foundation of the Company`s longevity, and the Company sincerely thanks him for his service on the Board.Additionally, on January 8, 2013, the Company appointed Larry Thackery as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Thackery has a background in corporate planning, financial analysis, and financial reporting. He is an experienced accounting controller and operations manager for a variety of successful companies headquartered in the western U.S. including Mrs. Fields Cookies, the Snug, and Midwest Environmental Resources based in Fulton, Kentucky.