US Ambassador Hans Hertell (Ret)

Head Advisory Member

Ambassador Hans H. Hertell served as the President of U.S. Precious Metals, Inc. from August 28, 2013 to March 30, 2017 and also served as its Chairman from January 9, 2015 to March 30, 2017. Ambassador Hertell served as the Managing Director of Latin America and the Caribbean for Black, Kelly, Scruggs and Healey, a government and public affairs company based in Washington, D.C. from 1992 to 1996. He served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ponce Federal Bank (NYSE), one of the largest publicly traded corporations in the Caribbean, with $1.3 billion in assets. He was the United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic on November 8, 2001. He is an Attorney with over 30 years experience in government, public affairs, business and banking. He has been the Chairman of the Board at U.S. Precious Metals, Inc since January 9, 2015. He was also one of the founding partners of the third largest full service law firm in Puerto Rico, Goldman, Antonetti, Ferraiuoli, Axtmayer and Hertell. He has been a Director of Colt Resources Inc. since April 14, 2015. He serves as a Director of InterEnergy Holdings. He served as a Director at U.S. Precious Metals, Inc. from May 31, 2013 to March 30, 2017.