McKenna has over 35 years’ experience in government and public relations roles including as vice president of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in government and investor relations.
He held these roles from 2006 until Rockwood’s acquisition by Albemarle Corporation, one of the world’s most prolific lithium producers.
Most recently, McKenna served as vice president of US government relations, investor relations, and corporate communications for Lithium X Energy Corp. until its acquisition by NextView.
Piedmont’s president and CEO Keith D. Phillips said: “We are pleased to welcome Tim to our team.
“Tim is a seasoned government and investor relations professional and his 12 years of experience in the lithium sector will help us build strong relationships with regulators and elected officials in North Carolina and at the federal level, where lithium is increasingly viewed as a material that is critical to US energy and national security.”