WMC Advisory Committee

Cathy Suda, Teck American Incorporated, Washington

Janet Gellici

Cathy received an M.S. in Geology from the University of New Mexico and has worked in mineral exploration for several companies in the Western US. Cathy started working for what was then Cominco American in 1985 and has remained with the company through a number of name changes (now Teck American), serving in various capacities.  Cathy is a Certified Professional Land Man through AAPL and has been Teck’s U.S. Land Manager for the last fifteen years.  Teck American is based in Spokane, Washington and is a subsidiary of Teck Resources Ltd.  Teck’s current U.S. operations are the Red Dog Mine in Alaska and the Pend Oreille Mine in Washington, both of which mine zinc as their primary commodity.

Cathy’s membership in the Women’s Mining Coalition began with the  2004  Fly-In, and she has attended eight Fly-Ins in the years since then.  Cathy served as WMC Vice President in 2008-2010 and as WMC President in 2010-2012. She now serves on the WMC Advisory Council.  Cathy brings her experience in the hardrock mining industry to WMC, enhancing WMC’s efforts to effectively educate legislators about the modern domestic mining industry.