Mary Korpi

Mary  Korpi
  • BS Chemical Engineering 1976

Mary Korpi graduated from Michigan Tech in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. She accepted a position as engineer with Magma Copper Company in Arizona and she was soon promoted to Senior Metallurgist.

In 1987 she took the position of Senior Metallurgist with Newmont Gold Company in Nevada, being promoted to Director of Metallurgical Services and again to Director Loss Control in 1990. From 1992-1996 she was Process Leach and Mill Superintendent. She currently is Director of External Affairs for Newmont Mining, the world's largest gold producer.

Mary Korpi belongs to the AIChE, AIMMPE, Tau Beta Pi, the American Association of University Women, and Beta Sigma Phi. She is past president of the Northeastern Nevada section of the Society of Mining Engineers and serves on the Women's Mining Coalition Advisory Board.

A current resident of Elko, Nevada, Mary Korpi has been active in her community, serving on the Elko Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and on the board of the Elko County Economic Diversification Authority.

Excerpted from the Michigan Tech Department of Chemical Engineering News