Emeritus Governor Cecil Andrus served as advisor to the company’s Board of Directors after retiring his seat on the Board in January 2013. He was a previous four-term Idaho Governor, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior and former counsel to Gallatin Public Affairs, a northwest based public affairs firm. He was chairman of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University. Governor Andrus was known for his strong environmental stance on mining and believes the Idaho Cobalt Project to be an environmentally conscious mining operation. Most regrettably, Governor Andrus passed away on August 24, 2017.
His obituary can be read here.