Expert Judges

Move Mining brings an exciting range of experience to the live event. As leaders in their professions, they will challenge and inspire you and your teammates.

Bianca Prade
Senior Vice President - SKD Knickerbocker

Bianca Prade has been working in corporate and online communications for nearly 20 years, most recently as vice president of digital strategy for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. Her work has led to several awards, including PR Newswire’s 2013 Earnies Awards and PR News’ Social Media Icon Awards for 2013.

Bianca Prade
Senior Vice President - SKD Knickerbocker
Thomas Rauch
Project Manger & Senior Engineer - Kappes Cassiday & Associates

Tom is currently Project Manager & Senior Engineer at KCA in Reno, Nevada. He holds a BS in Mining Engineering and a BS in Energy Business and Finance both from Penn State. Tom has strong process background with years of global EPC/EPCM project delivery. Focusing on high-risk projects, he’s spent nearly five years overseas mostly in Africa and Asia in both office and field roles. Tom is the Chair for the Young Leaders.

Thomas Rauch
Project Manger & Senior Engineer - Kappes Cassiday & Associates
John Ward
President, John Ward Inc. (Master of Ceremonies)

John N. Ward is President of John Ward Inc. -- a marketing and public affairs consultancy focusing on energy issues. John is chairman of the Government Relations Committee of the American Coal Ash Association and was the first recipient of that organization's Champion Award. He was formerly Vice President, Marketing and Government Affairs, for Headwaters Incorporated -- the nation's largest manager and marketer of coal ash. John is a former board member and past president of the American Coal Council.

John Ward
President, John Ward Inc. (Master of Ceremonies)