Stephen P. Gottesfeld was elected Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Newmont Mining Corporation in February 2013 after serving as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since February 2012 and Vice President and General Counsel since 2010. Mr. Gottesfeld was the Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs from 2006 to 2010. He served as Newmont's Associate General Counsel from 2004 to 2006, responsible for Newmont's Latin American, African and Central Asian legal offices. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Gottesfeld was Newmont's Associate General Counsel and General Manager of Newmont Peru S.R.L., spending three years of his career with Newmont working in Lima, Peru. Prior to joining Newmont in 1997 as Senior Counsel, Mr. Gottesfeld was an Associate at Holland & Hart LLP. He earned a law degree and a Master's degree in International Affairs from the University of Denver in 1993 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The Colorado College in 1989.