Ta Li

AIME Trustee and Treasurer

SME (August 2016 - August 2020)

Ta M. Li is a marketing and business development specialist for the energy and minerals industry. He received a B.S. in mining engineering from Columbia University and his 50 year career includes assignments in mining operations and management, journalism, mine engineering, sales and marketing.

During his career, Li worked for Kennecott Copper at its Bingham Canyon copper mine, SME as editor of Mining Engineering magazine, Golder Associates, Behre Dolbear & Co. and Pincock, Allen and Holt. He also worked for Washington Group International, where he was recognized by four consecutive Lion Awards and the Eagle Award for Outstanding Achievements in Marketing and Sales (2003 to 2007).

Li is the author of more than 40 technical articles on open pit and underground mining. He received the Bright Idea Award from the Denver Gold Group, is a Life Member of the American Exploration and Mining Society (AEMA) and a Distinguished Member of SME. He served as President of SME in 2001. In 2010, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Section of SME. He recently was elected a U.S. representative to the International Organizing Committee of the World Mining Congress, where he serves on its Scientific Advisory Committee to the 24th World Mining Congress to be held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in 2016.