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NCC Leadership


Management Team

Randy Atkins, NCC Chair Nov 2020-Nov 2021, Chairman & Chief Executive, Ramaco Carbon LLC

John Ward, NCC Vice Chair Nov 2020-Nov 2021, Executive Director National Coal Transportation Association

Holly Krutka, NCC Coal Policy Committee Chair, Executive Director, School of Energy Resources, University of Wyoming

Fred Eames, NCC Vice Chair Coal Policy, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Ron Eller, NCC Finance Chair, Partner, Tinuum Group LLC


Ron Eller, Tinuum Group LLC

Tyler Hamman, Senior Legislative Representative, Basin Electric Power Cooperative

Steve Krimsky, Sr. Vice President Operations, Jupiter Oxygen

Judd Swift, CEO, Synfuels Americas

Scott Teel, VP Commercial Operations, Southern Company Operations


Randy Atkins, Chairman & Chief Executive, Ramaco Carbon LLC

Jimmy Brock, President & CEO, CONSOL Energy

Heath Lovell, Vice President Public Affairs, Alliance Coal LLC

Kemal Williamson, President Americas, Peabody


David Lawson, Vice President Coal, Norfolk Southern Corporation

Todd Savage, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Savage Services

Support Services

Fred Eames, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP


John Harju, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships
Energy & Environmental Research Center, University of North Dakota
NCC Chair Communications Committee

Mike Holmes, Vice President R&D, Lignite Energy Council

Holly Krutka, Executive Director, School of Energy Resources, University of Wyoming

John Ward, Executive Director, National Coal Transportation Association

James Wood, Interim Director – Energy Institute & Director – U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center West Virginia University

Ex Officio (Former Chairs of NCC)

Joseph W. Craft, III, President, Alliance Coal LLC

Danny Gray, Charah Solutions

Deck Slone, Senior Vice President Strategy & Public Policy, Arch Resources, Inc.

Greg Workman, Director Fuels, Dominion Resources

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