People - April 2015

Jimmy Brock
James A. Brock

CONSOL Energy named James A. “Jimmy” Brock to lead the company’s new master limited partnership, CNX Coal Resources LP. Brock was previously COO of CONSOL Energy’s coal division. He began his career with the company in 1979 at the Matthews mine. Also, Lorraine L. Ritter was appointed CFO and chief accounting officer of the MLP's general partner. Additionally, Martha A. Wiegand was named general counsel and secretary.

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People - February 2015

Alpha Natural Resources announced that President Paul Vining resigned to accept a CEO position with a Cline Group affiliate. Upon Vining’s departure, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Brian Sullivan and newly appointed Executive Vice President, Mining Operations Keith Hainer will take on expanded responsibilities within the company. Sullivan will continue in his current role, but with additional management responsibilities over Alpha’s natural gas commercial enterprise and land holdings.

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People - January 2015

Alpha Natural Resources announced that CFO Frank Wood will retire effective February 28. Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Philip J. Cavatoni will assume the additional duties of the CFO. Wood joined Alpha Natural Resources as part of its merger with Foundation Coal in 2009. Currently serving as senior vice president and controller of a key Alpha subsidiary, Alan W. Jones Jr. will join Alpha’s management committee and be promoted to chief accounting officer and controller.

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People - November 2014

Jim Gooch Jr.The Kentucky Coal Association (KCA) selected Kentucky State Rep. Jim Gooch Jr. as its Coal Miner of the Year for 2014. KCA president Bill Bissett said that the annual award, announced October 24, was given to the House Natural Resources Committee leader for his position as a “proven leader who possesses a tremendous knowledge of Kentucky, its economy, and the direct connection between how we generate electricity and the economy of the Commonwealth.”

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People - October 2014

VCEA, an association that formed as a combination of the Virginia Coal Association, the Eastern Coal Council and the Virginia Mining Association, announced that Harry Childress will take on the new role of president following a restructuring of the alliance in the wake of the retirement of John Belcher earlier this summer

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