Hall of Distinction Class of 1994-1995

Ronald (Ron) Cambre, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Newmont Mining Corporation/Newmont Gold Company, is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and a 1956 graduate of Destrehan High School. He attended Louisiana State University and received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering in 190. He also completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School in 1976.

During his professional career of 34 years, Cambre has been involved in technical and business development, operations, marketing and general management. This has included involvement in the pulp and paper, sulphur, phosphate and nitrogen fertilizers, nickel, cobalt, uranium, gold and copper industries. He has served as manager on numerous grass roots developments, including the following: the largest phosphate fertilizer complex at the time in the United States (capital cost of $75 million in 1967), a nickel-cobalt mining/processing operation in Queensland, Australia (capital cost of $350 million in 1973), two uranium projects (capital cost of $75 million in 1976) and an elemental sulphur-oil/gas facility in the Gulf of Mexico (capital cost of $900 million in 1990).

Prior to joining Newmont, Cambre served as a senior executive for Freeport-McMoRan, Inc., a major natural resources company, for a period of 30 years. During this period, he was responsible for many of the business units of the corporation and served as president and chief executive officer of Freeport-McMoRan Resource Partners, a New York Stock Exchange entity. He also served as chairman of Rio Tinto Minera, the Spanish mining/smelter group acquired by Freeport-McMoRan.

Cambre retired from Freeport-McMoRan in late 1993 and joined Newmont as vice chairman and chief executive officer. He was named president of Newmont Mining and Newmont Gold in April 1994 and chairman of both groups effective January 1, 1995.

Cambre is a member of the American Institute of mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and is a registered professional engineering in Louisiana. He serves on the Louisiana State University College of Engineering Advisory Council and is a member of the LSU Foundation. HE also serves on the University of Colorado’s Institute for International Business Global Advisory Board and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy Scholl of Government Advisory Board, The Bretton Woods Committee, and as chairman of the Gold Institute. His community activities include serving on the Executive Board of the Denver Area Boy Scouts and the Mile High United Way Executive Committee.

Mr. Cambre is married to the former Gail Burguieres and they have three married daughters and six grandchildren. Ron and Gail reside in Denver, Colorado and Covington, Louisiana.