President & Chairman
Mr. Abraham has been an officer, director and major shareholder of LKA since he co-founded the Company with Larry H. Abraham and James U. Blanchard III in 1979. Mr. Abraham has directed LKA's oil & gas projects, precious metals and gemstone exploration/production projects in North America, Africa and Indonesia. Mr. Abraham is also President and Chairman of Abraham & Co., INC., a FINRA member Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor.
Mr. Perttu is a registered, professional engineer-geologist with over 40 years experience in all phases of metals and minerals exploration, evaluation and project development. His career included key positions with Pacific Power & Light, Gulf Minerals, and Kennecott where he was Coal Manager and Director of Business Development. He has directed and evaluated numerous projects in North and South America involving gold, molybdenum, coal, uranium and industrial minerals.
Nanette Abraham has seved as an officer and director of LKA since 1989. From 1991-2006 she was employed as an Investment Performance Analyst for Russell Investments, Inc., a global investment manager and sponsor of exchange listed ETF's and market index products. Mrs. Abraham also serves as Secretary and Treasurer of Abraham & Co., Inc.
Michael Hess, CPA
Audit Control & Accounting Supervisor
Mr. Hess is a Certified Public Accountant who has served as LKA's audit control and accounting supervisor since 2008. He has extensive experience in public company financial reporting, technical accounting and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Mr. Hess was formerly employed as Senior Audit Supervisor for KPMG, a Technical Accounting Consultant at PacifiCorp and Director of Accounting & Controller at Medicity (subsidiary of Aetna). Additionally Mr. Hess served as Senior Audit Supervisor for Prichett, Siler & Hardy, P.C. and HJ & Associates in Salt Lake City.