The National Mining Association (NMA) welcomed a new senior director of communications, Conor Bernstein, following the departures of Luke Popovich and Jamie Caswell. The NMA also hired a new manager of trade shows, meetings and membership, Katie Coon. Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Bruce Watzman will be retiring at the end of July. Matthew Brickey joined NMA in June as the new director of air quality. Most recently, he was an environmental specialist with Forsyth County’s (North Carolina) Department of Environmental Assistance and Protection. Tom Harman joined NMA as the new senior director, safety and health. Most recently, he was a special assistant in the metal/nonmetal division at the Mine Safety and Health Administration.