Australian-based lithium-boron company ioneer, which owns the Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron Project in Esmerelda County, Nevada, recently announced the appointment of Rose McKinney-James as an independent, non-executive director to the company’s board.
McKinney-James is a Nevada-based expert in environmental business and technology policy, renewable and clean energy advocacy, and sustainable development.
“I am thrilled to be joining the ioneer board and look forward to working on a project that has a compelling sustainability focus,” McKinney-James said in a Feb. 3 press release. “Rhyolite Ridge is extremely well-positioned to contribute to diversification of the Nevada economy with high-quality jobs in the new economy and is critical to the electrification and decarbonization targets in the United States and across the globe.”
McKinney-James previously directed the Nevada Department of Business and Industry. Further, as the former CEO of the Corporation for Solar Technology and Renewable Resources (CSTRR), she is credited with authoring the strategy to fast-track the integration of renewable resources into utility energy portfolios.
McKinney-James has over two decades of service as a public company director and has been a board member of MGM Resorts International since 2005, where she currently chairs the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.
She is also the board chair for the Energy Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy by supporting policy solutions that create robust, competitive markets and the benefits they bring.