The VCCER Advisory Board is appointed by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors and comprised
of high-level representatives of the coal, energy and transportation industries, state agencies, and academia.

Barbara Altizer
Executive Director, Education & Outreach
Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance

William L. Blanchfield (Past Chair)
Northrup Grumman - Newport News

Srinath Ekkad
Associate Vice President for Research Programs
Virginia Tech

Pete Diakun
Vice President of Energy Programs
Newport News Ship Building

Dr. J. Mark Estepp
Southwest Virginia Community College

Jerry Grantham
Vice President-Southern Appalachian Division
Range Resources

Bennett Hatfield
President and CEO
Patriot Coal Corporation

Donna Henry
University of Viginia at Wise

C. David Hudgins
Director of Member & External Communications
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative

Michael Karmis (Director)
Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research

K. Scott Keim (Past Chair)
Cardno MM&A

Scott Kreutzer (Vice Chair)
Vice President--Land
Alpha Natural Resources

David T. Lawson
Vice President -Coal
Norfolk Southern Corporation

James K. Martin
Martin Energy, LLC

A. George Mason
Attorney at Law
George Mason Law Firm, PSC

William Murray
Managing Director of Public Policy

J. Michael Onifer (Chair)
Senior VP - Established Business Units
CNX Gas Company LLC

John Reinhart
CEO/Executive Director
Port of Virginia

Daniel D. Smith (Past Chair)
Norfolk Southern Corporation

Charles G. Snavely
Group President Appalachian Western & Northern Reg
Arch Coal, Inc.

Conrad Spangler
Virginia Dept of Mines, Minerals and Energy

Kevin F. Wall
Executive VP--Operations
Natural Resources Partners Limited Partners

Herbert Wheary (Past Chair)
Public Policy Consultant

Richard A. Wolfe (Past Chair)