Judd Merrill and Moira Smith have joined the northern Nevada operations of Fronteer Development Group and its NewWest Gold USA subsidiary.
Merrill was named controller in the company’s Reno office. He previously worked for Meridian Gold of Reno.
Smith, who previously worked for Electrum USA and Teck Cominco, was named senior geoscientist in Fronteer Development’s Elko office.
After the FTC lent approval on June 26, the $17.3 billion merger is still subject to various closing conditions, including a review from the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission; that’s set for July 8.