David Bond is Co-founder and Marketing Director of The Silver Summit. He is an award-winning newspaper journalist whose recognitions include two National Headliner Awards, and numerous national first place awards for investigative reporting, science and medical reporting, and column-writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Since 2001 Mr. Bond has been a contributor to Platts Metals Week, a McGraw-Hill publication. In 2003 he co-founded, with Shauna Hillman, the Silver Summit, a global conference focused on all things silver. That same year, Mr. Bond founded Silverminers.com, a website devoted to the-then virtually ignored sector of silver markets and silver mining. He resides in Wallace, Idaho - the heart of the Coeur d'Alene Mining District.