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Corporate Governance - Board of Directors

Patrick J. Bartels, Jr

Patrick J. Bartels, Jr

Director

Patrick J. Bartels, Jr. has served as a managing member at Redan Advisors LLC since December 2018. From 2002 to December 2018, Mr. Bartels served as a managing principal at Monarch Alternative Capital LP, a private investment firm that focused primarily on distressed companies. Prior to joining Monarch, Mr. Bartels was a high yield investments analyst at Invesco Ltd. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Bartels joined the Company’s Board of Directors in October 2016. Public company directorships in the last five years: Grizzly Energy, LLC (f/k/a Vanguard Natural Resources, Inc. — from February 2019 to the present), Libbey Inc. (from May 2020 to the present), B. Riley Principal Merger Corp. (from April 2019 to February 2020), WCI Communities, Inc. (from 2009 to February 2017), and Parker Drilling Company (since March 2019). Grizzly Energy, LLC and Parker Drilling Company are no longer publicly listed.

James N. Chapman

James N. Chapman

Lead Independent Director

James N. Chapman has served as a non-executive advisory director of SkyWorks Capital, LLC, an aviation and aerospace management consulting services company, since 2004. Mr. Chapman served as chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors from October 2016 until April 2020, at which time he assumed the role of lead independent director. Mr. Chapman joined the Company’s Board of Directors in October 2016. Public company directorships in the last five years: Tower International, Inc. (from October 2010 to October 2019), AerCap Holdings NV (from 2006 to May 2018) and Tembec Inc. (from 2008 to November 2017).

John W. Eaves

John W. Eaves

Executive Chairman

John W. Eaves retired as the Company’s chief executive officer until April 2020, at which time he assumed the position of executive chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Eaves held the position of chief executive officer from April 2012 until his retirement in April 2020. During his tenure with the Company, Mr. Eaves has also held the positions of president and chief operating officer; senior vice president of marketing; and vice president of marketing and president of the Company’s marketing subsidiary. Mr. Eaves joined the Company in 1987 after serving in various marketing related positions at Diamond Shamrock Coal Company and Natomas Coal Company. Mr. Eaves joined the Company’s Board of Directors in February 2006. Public company directorships in the last five years: CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (from July 2017 to the present).

Sherman K. Edmiston III

Director

Sherman K. Edmiston III is the managing member of HI CapM Advisors, Ltd., a consulting firm that provides strategic and financial advisory services to private equity funds, hedge funds, asset managers and corporations. From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Edmiston served as a managing director of Zolfo Cooper LLC, a leading provider of restructuring, financial and corporate advisory services.  He also served as chief restructuring officer of Xinergy, Ltd., a Central Appalachian producer of thermal and metallurgical coal, from May to September 2015. Mr. Edmiston joined the Company’s Board of Directors in October 2016. Public company directorships in the last five years: Key Energy Services, Inc. (from December 2016 to the present).

Robert B. Hamill

Robert B. Hamill

Director

Robert B. Hamill served as a managing director of Jefferies and Company Inc. from 2008 to November 2018. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Hamill was a managing director at Lehman Brothers Inc., and, from 1994 to 2002, he served as a managing director of J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. He has also held vice president positions at Citicorp Securities Markets Inc. and Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. Mr. Hamill started his career as an analyst with E.F. Hutton & Company Inc. Mr. Hamill joined the Company’s Board of Directors in February 2019.

Holly Keller Koeppel

Holly Keller Koeppel

Director

Holly Keller Koeppel served as managing partner and head of Gateway Infrastructure Investments LP from March 2015 to January 2017. From 2010 to February 2015, she was partner and global co-head of Citi Infrastructure Investors, a division of Citigroup, Inc. Ms. Koeppel served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of American Electric Power Corporation (“AEP”) from 2006 to 2009 and several additional executive positions at AEP from 2000 to 2006. Ms. Koeppel joined the Company’s Board of Directors in February 2019. Public company directorships in the last five years: AES Corporation (from April 2015 to the present), British American Tobacco p.l.c. (from July 2017 to the present), Vesuvius plc (from April 2017 to the present), Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (from 2012 to February 2015) and Reynolds American Inc. (from 2008 to July 2017). 

Patrick A. Kriegshauser

Patrick A. Kriegshauser

Director

Patrick A. Kriegshauser serves as executive vice president, chief financial officer and a director of ArchKey Holdings Inc. Mr. Kriegshauser also serves as executive vice president of Sachs Electric Company, which is owned by ArchKey Holdings Inc. He has held executive level positions with Sachs Electric Company since 2000. From 1985 to 2000, Mr. Kriegshauser served in various executive capacities at the Company, including serving as senior vice president and chief financial officer from 1996 to 2000. He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Kriegshauser joined the Company’s Board of Directors in October 2016. Public company directorships in the last five years: Walter Energy, Inc. (from 2006 to February 2016).

Paul A. Lang

Paul A. Lang

President and Chief Executive Officer

Paul A. Lang is the Company’s president and chief executive officer, serving in such capacity since April 2020. Mr. Lang joined the Company in 1984 and – prior to assuming his current role – served as our president and chief operating officer from April 2015 through April 2020, and before that as executive vice president and chief operating officer. He previously held a variety of engineering and operating positions at both the Company’s eastern and western operations, and served on the Company’s board of directors from 2014 through 2016. Mr. Lang is a member of the board of Knight Hawk Coal Company, of which the Company owns an equity interest, and the National Mining Association. Public company directorships in the last five years: Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. (from August 2013 through June 2017).

Richard A. Navarre

Richard A. Navarre

Director

Richard A. Navarre currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Covia Corporation, a position he has held since May 2019. He served as president and chief commercial officer of Peabody Energy Corporation from 2008 until his retirement in 2012 and as Peabody’s chief financial officer and executive vice president of corporate development from 1999 to 2008. Prior to joining Peabody in 1993, Mr. Navarre was a senior manager with KPMG, LLP. Mr. Navarre joined the Company’s Board of Directors in October 2016. Public company directorships in the last five years: Civeo Corporation (from June 2014 to the present), Covia Corporation (from June 2018 to the present) and Natural Resource Partners LP (from October 2013 to the present).