A lifelong advocate for conservation, Laurel brings to her role as president and CEO of Perpetua Resources her passion and skill of bringing people together to find solutions that work for the environment and business. This dedication and her background in federal and natural resource policy guides her leadership of the Stibnite Gold Project as it moves through the regulatory process. Before her current role as CEO, Laurel served as a director on the company’s corporate board for two years.
Laurel’s expertise in federal policy comes from over two decades of working on national resource issues with Congressman Mike Simpson and Senator Mike Crapo. Through this time, she gained a sterling reputation for creating meaningful relationships and delivering results for all stakeholders, including local, state and federal agencies.
Senator McClure’s decades of leadership for Idaho in the U.S. House and Senate helped shape Laurel’s strong belief that industry and the environment can and must work together to find solutions for Idaho’s outdoors, its strong economy and its rural and urban communities. Being able to help advance Senator McClure’s work through the McClure Center is an honor for Laurel.
Along with her passion for the outdoors and natural resource policy, Laurel has spent years volunteering in the arts to provide access to the arts for everyone. For over twelve years, Laurel served as a commissioner on the Idaho Commission on the Arts while also serving on the Idaho Falls Arts Council. A highlight in Laurel’s volunteer work in the arts was the opportunity to learn and work alongside Louise McClure as she advised the Idaho Commission on the Arts. Laurel also serves on the board of Idaho Business for the Outdoors and the Idaho Shakespeare Festival.
Laurel earned an Associate in business from LDS Business College.
Laurel knows some of the best trails in the Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness and loves spending time in Idaho’s beautiful outdoors, making memories with her family.