Advisory Committee


John Hathaway
Senior Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager
Tocqueville Asset Management

Robert Cohen
Vice President and Fund Manager
Dynamic Funds

Joseph Foster
Portfolio Manager
Van Eck Gold Funds

David Harquail
Chief Executive Officer
Franco-Nevada Corporation

Precious Metals Summit Conferences, LLC
Where the smart money goes prospecting®

Focused on Emerging Growth Companies
Precious Metals Summits provide a one-stop destination for institutional investors, sell-side representatives and corporate development executives from senior precious metals companies who want to be ahead of the pack in identifying the most prospective explorers and developers from around the globe. Our unique, by-invitation Summits offer delegates the opportunity to attend corporate presentations, meet one-on-one with senior management and to network in an exclusive yet warm and relaxed atmosphere.

Assisted by our Advisory Committee comprised of some of the most successful investors in the precious metals sector, the Summit is the place to discover emerging growth companies with the potential to provide high-octane future returns.

Jessica Levental, J.D.
Chief Executive Officer

Jessica Levental has over 25 years of experience in developing and producing major business and legal conferences. Prior to launching the Precious Metals Summit in 2011, she served as the Executive Director of the Denver Gold Group (DGG) from 2006 to 2010. Prior to DGG, Jessica worked as a Program Attorney for the Colorado Bar Association, California Continuing Legal Education and the CLE Society of British Columbia. Before that, she practiced corporate law in Toronto and Edmonton, Canada.

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts in English (with Distinction) and a law degree from the University of Alberta.

Nancy Larned, J.D.
Vice President of Operations

Nancy Larned has over 20 years of high-end event management experience in both the mining and legal sectors. Previous positions include Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications for the Denver Gold Group, and Senior Program Attorney and Marketing Manager for Colorado Bar Association Continuing Legal Education.

Nancy holds a law degree from the University of Wyoming, and an undergraduate business degree (emphasis in marketing and small business management) from the University of Colorado.

Karen Payne
Registration and 1-on-1 Meeting Coordinator

Karen Payne is the founder and President of Symposia Events, LLC.  Symposia, founded in 1995 and headquartered in New York City, is a planning and management firm of domestic and international corporate events. Karen has developed a team of highly qualified professionals with knowledge of the latest technical and multi-media event procedures, with a specialty in corporate access and financial conferences.