William A. Coley
Independent Director
Former Chief Executive Officer, British Energy Group plc
Compensation Committee
Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Committee
Appointed: March 2004

 

Experience:
Mr. Coley served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of British Energy Group plc, the United Kingdom’s largest electricity producer from March 2005 to July 2009. He was previously a non-executive director of British Energy. Mr. Coley served as President of Duke Power, the U.S.-based global energy company, from 1997 until his retirement in February 2003. He held various officer level positions in engineering, operations and senior management during his 37-year career with the company.

Other Board and Civic Participation:
  • E.R. Jahna Enterprises
  • International Technical Advisory Committee of Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
  • Former director of Duke Power, Duke Energy, British Energy Group plc, CT Communications, Inc., Electric Power Research Institute, Nuclear Energy Institute and SouthTrust Bank
Education:
  • Mr. Coley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and is a registered Professional Engineer.

 

William E. James
Independent Director
General Partner, RockPort Capital Partners LLC
Compensation Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Appointed: July 2001

 

Experience:
Mr. James is co-founder and General Partner of RockPort Capital Partners LLC a position he held since July 2000. RockPort Capital Partners is a venture capital fund specializing in energy and power, advanced materials, process and prevention technologies, transportation and green building technologies. Prior to joining RockPort, Mr. James co-founded and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Power LLC, the nation’s first and a leading power marketer. He also co-founded the non-profit Citizens Energy Corporation and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Corporation, its for-profit holding company, from 1987 to 1996.

Other Board and Civic Participation:
  • Micro Seismic Inc.
  • African Wildlife Foundation
  • Cape Ann Museum
  • National Peace Corps Association Advisory Board
Education:
  • Mr. James holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Colorado College.

 

Robert B. Karn III
Independent Director
Former Managing Partner, Arthur Andersen LLP
Audit Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Appointed: January 2003

 

Experience:
Mr. Karn is a financial consultant and former managing partner in financial and economic consulting with Arthur Andersen LLP in St. Louis. Before retiring from Arthur Andersen in 1998, Mr. Karn served in a variety of accounting, audit and financial roles over a 33-year career. This includes serving as Managing Partner in charge of the global coal mining practice from 1981 through 1998. In addition, Mr. Karn has served as a Panel Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.

Other Board and Civic Participation:
  • Kennedy Capital Management, Inc.
  • Natural Resource Partners L.P.
  • Guggenheim Investments – approximately 100 closed-end, exchange traded and mutual funds
Education:
  • Mr. Karn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner.

 

Glenn Kellow
President and Chief Executive Officer, Peabody Energy
Executive Committee
Appointed: January 2015

 

Experience:
Mr. Kellow is President and Chief Executive Officer of Peabody Energy. Mr. Kellow joined Peabody in September 2013 as President and Chief Operating Officer. He was named as CEO-elect and joined the company's board of directors in January 2015 and appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2015. Mr. Kellow has worked across a broad range of industries spanning three decades. During his 28-year career at BHP Billiton, Mr. Kellow held multiple leadership posts on three continents. He most recently served as President of the Multinational Aluminum and Nickel business, with operations in South Africa, Australia, Mozambique and Colombia. He has held a number of executive, operating and financial positions in the coal, copper, base metals, steel and petroleum sectors in the United States, Australia and Chile.

Other Board and Civic Participation:
  • International Energy Agency Coal Industry Advisory Board
  • U.S. National Mining Association
  • World Coal Association
  • Former Chairman of Worsley Alumina in Australia, Chairman of Mozal in Mozambique, and Chairman of the global Nickel Institute.
  • Past member of the executive committee of the Western Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy and the advisory board of the Energy and Mining Institute of the University of Western Australia.
Education:
  • Mr. Kellow holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Newcastle in Australia. He completed the advanced management program of the Wharton Business School and is a Fellow of CPA Australia. Mr. Kellow was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and the Alumni Award for International Leadership from the University of Newcastle.

 

Henry E. Lentz
Independent Director
Former Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC
Executive Committee
Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chair
Appointed: February 1998

 

Experience:
Mr. Lentz is a former Managing Director of Lazard Frères & Co., an investment banking firm, where he served from June 2009 to May 2011. Prior to that, he served as Managing Director of Barclays Capital, an investment banking firm and successor to Lehman Brothers Inc. from September 2008 to March 2009; Managing Director of Lehman Brothers from 1993 to 2002; consultant to Lehman in 2003 and Advisory Director of Lehman from 2004 to September 2008. He has significant experience in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and strategic planning.

Other Board and Civic Participation:
  • CARBO Ceramics, Inc.
  • Macquarie Infrastructure Company
  • WPX Energy, Inc.
  • Former non-Executive Chairman of Rowan Companies, Inc.
Education:
  • Mr. Lentz holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Robert A. Malone
Independent Director
Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, First Sonora Bancshares
Chairman of the Board, Peabody Energy
Executive Committee Chair
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Appointed: July 2009

 

Experience:
Effective Jan. 1, 2016 Robert Malone assumed the role of Chairman of the Board. Mr. Malone is Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the First Sonora Bancshares of Sonora, Texas, a position he has held since September 2013. Prior to this role, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sonora Bank from 2006 to 2013. (Sonora Bank is owned by First Sonora Bancshares). He is a Retired Executive Vice President of BP plc and the Retired Chairman of the Board and President of BP America Inc., which at the time was the largest producer of oil and natural gas and the second largest gasoline retailer in the United States. He served in that position from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Malone previously served as Chief Executive Officer of BP Shipping Limited from 2002 to 2006; as Regional President Western United States, BP America Inc. from 2000 to 2002; and as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, operator of the Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline System from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Malone spent the first thirteen years of his career in the mining business with Kennecott Copper Corporation, where he held a number of senior operating and staff positions. He has extensive executive and operating experience in the energy and mining industries, including significant crisis management, safety, environmental and government affairs expertise.

Other Board and Civic Participation:
  • First Sonora Bancshares
  • Halliburton Company
  • Teledyne Corporation
  • INTERA Technologies
  • ICM Mortgage Company
  • Stanford Law School Directors' College, Faculty
  • Boy Scouts of America, Distinguished Eagle Scout
Education:
  • Mr. Malone holds a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering from The University of Texas at El Paso and a Master of Science degree in management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

William C. Rusnack
Independent Director
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Premcor Inc.
Audit Committee
Compensation Committee Chair
Executive Committee
Appointed: January 2002

 

Experience:
Mr. Rusnack is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Premcor Inc., one of the largest independent oil refiners in the U.S. prior to its acquisition by Valero Energy Corporation in 2005. He served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Premcor from 1998 to February 2002. Prior to joining Premcor, Mr. Rusnack was President of ARCO Products Company, the refining and marketing division of Atlantic Richfield Company. During a 31-year career at ARCO, he was also President of ARCO Transportation Company and Vice President of Corporate Planning.

Other Board and Civic Participation:
  • Sempra Energy
  • Flowserve Corporation
  • Former director of Solutia Inc.
Education:
  • Mr. Rusnack holds a Bachelor of Science in general chemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.

 

Michael W. Sutherlin
Independent Director
Former President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Joy Global Inc.
Compensation Committee
Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Committee
Appointed: January 2014

 

Experience:
Mr. Sutherlin served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Joy Global Inc. from 2006 through 2013. Prior to this role, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Joy Mining Machinery. Before joining Joy Global, Inc. in 2002, Mr. Sutherlin served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Varco International, Inc., a company providing oilfield products and services globally. Mr. Sutherlin joined Varco International Inc. in 1975, where he held executive roles of President of VarcoBJ; President of Varco Oil Tools; and General Manager of Best Industries.

Other Board and Civic Participation:
  • Tesco Corporation
  • Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
  • Former director and Executive Committee member of the World Coal Association, U.S. National Mining Association, and the International Energy Agency Coal Industry Advisory Board.
Education:
  • Mr. Sutherlin holds a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Texas at Austin and Bachelor of Business Administration in Industrial Management from Texas Tech University.

 

John F. Turner
Independent Director
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES)
Executive Committee
Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Committee Chair
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Appointed: July 2005

 

Experience:
Mr. Turner served as Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs from November 2001 to July 2005. Mr. Turner was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of The Conservation Fund, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to public-private partnerships to protect land and water resources. He was director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Turner also served in the Wyoming state legislature for 19 years and is a past president of the Wyoming State Senate.

Other Board and Civic Participation:
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board, University of Wyoming School of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Former director of Ashland Inc., and International Paper Company
Education:
  • Mr. Turner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science degree in wildlife ecology from the University of Michigan.

 

Sandra A. Van Trease
Independent Director
Group President, BJC Healthcare
Executive Committee
Audit Committee Chair
Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Committee
Appointed: January 2003

 

Experience:
Ms. Van Trease is Group President, BJC HealthCare, a position she has held since September 2004. BJC HealthCare is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare organizations, delivering services to residents in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. Prior to joining BJC HealthCare, Ms. Van Trease served as President and Chief Executive Officer of UNICARE, an operating affiliate of WellPoint Health Networks Inc., from 2002 to September 2004. She also served as President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of RightCHOICE Managed Care, Inc. from 2000 to 2002 and as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer from 1997 to 2000. Prior to joining RightCHOICE in 1994, she was a Senior Audit Manager with Price Waterhouse LLP.

Other Board and Civic Participation:
  • Enterprise Financial Services Corporation
  • VHA, Inc. and VHA Mid-America
  • St. Louis Regional Business Council
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis Chancellor’s Council
  • Washington University School of Business National Council
  • United Way Campaign Cabinet
  • American Heart Association-Midwest Affiliate and American Heart Association-St. Louis
  • Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Healthcare Industry Foundation
  • St. Louis Police Foundation
Education:
  • Ms. Van Trease holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant. She received an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Missouri

 

Heather Wilson
Independent Director
President, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Audit Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Appointed: August 2013

 

Experience:
Dr. Wilson is President of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SD Mines), a position she has held since June 2013. SD Mines is one of only thirteen universities in America that teaches mining engineering. From 1998 to 2009 Dr. Wilson served New Mexico in the U.S. Congress where she was a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and was the chair of the House Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence. In addition, Dr. Wilson served on the National Security Council Staff at the White House under President George H.W. Bush. In the private sector, Dr. Wilson served as a senior advisor to large defense and scientific companies including the Nevada Test Site, Battelle, Sandia, Los Alamos, and Oak Ridge National Laboratories as well as several large defense firms. The company she founded in 1991, Keystone International, Inc., continues to do work with the defense industry.

Other Board and Civic Participation:
  • South Dakota Science and Technology Authority Board
  • Executive Council, NCAA Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
  • Former director of Presbyterian Healthcare Services
  • Former Congressional Panel member on the Nuclear Security Enterprise
Education:
  • Dr. Wilson earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy in the third class to include women. She completed her master’s and doctoral degrees in international relations from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.