Kimberly Finke Morrison
About Kimberly Finke Morrison

Kimberly Finke Morrison of Lakewood, Colorado, earned a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering from Missouri S&T in 1996. She also holds a master’s degree in civil engineering specializing in geosystems from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Finke Morrison lettered in indoor and outdoor track and field 1992-96 and was an MIAA Academic All-Conference selection, an Academic All-America Team recipient 1995-96, Scholar Athlete 1993-96, and women’s outdoor track MVP in 1995-96. Finke Morrison is the senior director of global tailings management at Newmont’s corporate headquarters in Denver. She was the founding chair of the tailings and mine waste committee of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), and served as editor of the first edition of SME’s “Tailings Management Handbook: A Life-Cycle Approach.” In 2020, she was named one of SME’s 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining and received the SME President’s Individual Citation Award. In 2022, she received SME’s Environmental Stewardship Distinguished Service Award and was featured in the “Pioneering the Field: Women in Mining” exhibit at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville, Colorado.