enCore Energy Corp announced the appointment of Gregory Zerzan as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, effective July 15, 2022.
The company noted that Zerzan is a proven leader and recognized legal expert in public and regulatory policy with more than 20 years of experience, most recently as Deputy Principal Counsel for the United States Department of the Interior.
“We are delighted to welcome Gregory to our leadership team,” enCore Energy Executive Chairman William M. Sheriff said in a statement. “Gregory brings extensive experience and expertise in public affairs and legislative and regulatory relations, having worked successfully in both the public and private sectors with a specialty in the energy and natural resource industries. »
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Sheriff added: “At enCore, he will provide strong management and navigation for the business as we advance our strategy in a revitalized but challenging public landscape. He will be instrumental, both as chief administrative officer and As General Counsel, as enCore continues to progress through numerous stages of development and production to become America’s next premier uranium producer.
Zerzan has held senior positions in government and the private sector. During his public service career, he has held several high-profile positions, most recently as Deputy Principal Counsel for the United States Department of the Interior. In this position, Zerzan led legal efforts in areas such as energy development, access to public lands, environmental reform and tribal relations.
Previously, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury and also served as an advisor to three different congressional committees.
In the private sector, Zerzan has served as an advisor and head of global public policy for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, a director of Koch Companies and a shareholder in the law firm Jordan Ramis PC. He was a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School, Australia, and speaks frequently at conferences, professional associations and on television on issues of law and regulatory policy.
Along with the appointment, the company approved the grant to Zerzan of 400,000 stock options with 25% immediate vesting, 25% vesting on December 31, 2022 and 25% every 6 months thereafter. The stock options are exercisable for a period of five years at an exercise price of $1.07 per common share.
With approximately 90 million pounds of estimated U3O8 in the measured and indicated categories and 9 million pounds of estimated U3O8 in the inferred category, enCore Energy is the most diversified in situ recovered uranium development company in the United States. United.
The company aims to become the next producer of uranium from its licensed and formerly producing South Texas Rosita processing plant by 2023. Its South Dakota-based Dewey Burdock project and Wyoming project Gas Hills offer medium-term production opportunities, with significant production opportunities in New Mexico. uranium resource endowments offering long-term opportunities.
The enCore team is led by industry experts with in-depth knowledge and experience of all aspects of ISR uranium operations and the nuclear fuel cycle.
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