Advisory Committee


John Hathaway
Senior Portfolio Manager
Sprott Asst Management

Robert Cohen
Vice President & Portfolio Manager
1832 Asset Management

Joseph Foster
Portfolio Manager
Van Eck Associates Corporation

David Harquail
Chairman Of The Board
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
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Jessica Levental has been developing and producing major business and legal conferences since 1989. 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, CEB (California Continuing Education of the Bar) and the CLE Society of British Columbia. Before that, she practiced corporate law in Toronto and Edmonton, Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English (with Distinction) and a law degree from the University of Alberta.

Jessica has served as a Director of the not-for-profit Colorado Mining Association Education Foundation since 2008, as a member of that Board’s Executive Committee since 2013 and as Chairman since 2018.

Misha Levental
Chief Operating Officer
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Misha Levental has been COO of Precious Metals Summit since July 2020.  He joined the company in January 2018 following an eight-year career which encompassed engagements across a broad range of financial functions.  Prior to joining Precious Metals Summit, he served as Sr. Financial Analyst in Global Treasury Operations for Mattel, Inc.  Before that, he worked on Wall Street in equity research covering a wide spectrum of companies in the mining as well as industrial sectors.  Misha holds Masters in Accounting and Bachelors in Finance degrees with Minors in Economics and Geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Angela Choi
Vice President Operations
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Angela Choi joined Precious Metals Summit Conferences as Vice President, Operations in 2022. Angela is a seasoned Project and Event Manager with nearly 20 years of experience working directly with the Executive staff across a wide range of sectors, spanning financial institutions and banking, oil & gas, tech, public administration, and non-profit entities. Prior to joining the Precious Metals Summit, Angela was most recently Administrative Manager & Regional Coordinator at UMB Bank in Denver, CO where she lead her division’s planning & events initiatives for the bank’s top commercial and retail clients. A Denver native, Angela brings a unique perspective to the mining industry’s conference attendee experience.

Karen Payne
Registration & Meetings Coordinator
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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.