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The Copper Club Annual Dinner (Part 1)

June 25th, 2010
By Andy Kireta, Sr. President and CEO of the Copper Development Association.  He also serves on The Copper Club Board of Directors. 


Good Traditions Live On 

On June 2nd, nearly 500 people from all over the copper industry gathered for the Copper Club Annual Dinner at Guastavino’s in New York City, where this year’s Ankh Award was presented to Diego Hernandez, CEO of Codelco.  The keynote speaker was Alexis Glick, former Vice President of Business News at the Fox Business Network and anchor of Money for Breakfast and The Opening Bell.  The dinner is also a time when the Club awards financial scholarships to students who are interested in studies pertaining to copper.

Diego Hernandez, CEO of Codelco - Copperman of the Year

I look forward to this event every year.  It’s really something to see so many people with copper in common, all gathered together in one place.  The Ankh Award is probably the most prestigious award in the copper industry.  It’s given each year by The Copper Club to a professional who has had a positive impact in one way or another.  The Copper Club was established in 1944 and has been awarding the trophy itself, a replica of Rodin’s The Thinker, since 1962.  So there’s a lot of meaning and tradition behind it. 

The Copper Club is really growing.  The dinner is a good way to honor those whose work promotes copper.  It’s a good way for people to get together and share ideas, and to foster the pursuit of copper careers in young people.  Ultimately, it’s good for the industry as a whole. 

Left to right – Joe Robertson, Chairman of the nominating committee; Alexis Glick, keynote speaker; Diego Hernandez, CEO of Codelco; Arthur R. Miele, Chairman of Copper Club; Andy Kireta, Sr. President and CEO of the Copper Development Association





Those interested in more information about The Copper Club educational grants should call 212-217-9874 or direct an email to info@copperclub.org.  More information about The Copper Club can be found at www.copperclub.org. 

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