Timothy Snider

Timothy Snider
Northern Arizona University



'79 BS, Northern Arizona University

Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania


Tim is the Chairman of Cupric Canyon Capital, LLC., a private equity company which develops copper projects worldwide.  Prior to this, he was President and Chief Operating Officer for Phelps Dodge Corporation, where he spent 38 years. Tim received the Society of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers’ Richard's Award for career contribution to copper metallurgy in 2008 and was inducted into the Mining Foundation of the Southwest’s American Mining Hall of Fame in 2008. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of the University of Arizona's Institute for Mineral Resources, an organization that provides funding and direction to multidisciplinary research in the development of mineral resources and is also the director of Compass Minerals, International, Inc., a publicly traded company. Tim is a member of the Board of Governors for Opportunity International, a charitable organization that provides funding for micro-loans in impoverished countries. He and his wife Rhonda have two children:  Jennifer Snider, an NAU alum, and Joshua Snider.