Key Management

Keith E. Alessi
Chief Executive Officer

Keith E. Alessi currently is the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Westmoreland Coal Company. Mr. Alessi, a dual Canadian/US citizen, is located in Westmoreland’s Canadian headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta. Mr. Alessi has led Westmoreland since 2007. In addition to his work with Westmoreland, Mr. Alessi was an adjunct lecturer at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Virginia Military Institute, and Southern Virginia University as well as an adjunct professor at the Washington and Lee University Law School. Prior to joining Westmoreland, Mr. Alessi had served as a senior executive officer for over 30 years at a number of public and private companies. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. and has served as a director on numerous other private and public company boards over the past 30 years. Mr. Alessi has a MBA from the University of Michigan and a BS from Wayne State University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Kevin A. Paprzycki
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Kevin Paprzycki is Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in Englewood, CO.  He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy from Case Western Reserve University and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Utah.  He joined Westmoreland as Controller and Principal Accounting Officer in June 2006 and was named Chief Financial Officer in April 2008. Mr. Paprzycki became a certified public accountant in 1994, and a certified financial manager and a certified management accountant in 2004.

Jennifer S. Grafton
General Counsel and Secretary

Jennifer Grafton is General Counsel and Secretary in Englewood, CO. She graduated from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business with her MBA with High Distinction, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Order of St. Ives, and received her Bachelor of Art’s Degree from the University of Puget Sound. She joined Westmoreland Coal Company in December 2008 as Associate General Counsel and was promoted to General Counsel and Secretary in February 2011. Ms. Grafton focuses her practice on SEC compliance, corporate governance, Board management, risk management and employment/ labor relations.

Robert P. King
President - U.S. Operations

Robert P. King currently serves as a Director and is our President – U.S. Operations located in Englewood, Colorado, responsible for the day-to-day operations of Westmoreland’s U.S. business. Most recently at Consol Energy, Inc., Mr. King served as Executive Vice President – Business Advancement and Support Services of CONSOL Energy and CNX Gas since January 2009. Mr. King served as Senior Vice President – Administration from February 2007 until January 2009, with responsibility for strategy, mergers and acquisitions, supply chain management, permitting, environmental services, research and development, and Fairmont Supply Company. Prior to joining CONSOL in 2006, he held numerous positions with Interwest Mining Company, a subsidiary of PacifiCorp, beginning in November 1990, including Vice President – Operations and Engineering and General Manager at Centralia Mining Company. Mr. King earned his MBA from Utah State and a MS and BS in Mining Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.

Joseph E. Micheletti
Senior Vice President of Coal Operations

Joseph Micheletti is Senior Vice President of Coal Operations located in Billings, Montana. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mineral Processing Engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology.  Mr. Micheletti is responsible for all six of Westmoreland Coal Company’s mining projects, overseeing the safe, cost effective, and environmentally responsible operation of the company’s mining activities.   He joined Westmoreland in August 1998 and has held several key leadership positions at several Westmoreland mining projects, prior to his promotion to Senior Vice President of Coal Operation in June 2011.  Mr. Micheletti has worked in the production, maintenance, processing, and engineering disciplines of the mining industry for 24 years and sits as a Director of the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute.

Jennifer M. Barton
Vice President of Information Technology

Jennifer Barton is Vice President of Information Technology in Englewood, CO.  She graduated from Colorado State and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and graduated from New York University and received her Master’s Degree in Business Education with an emphasis in Corporate Communications. Ms. Barton has many years experience in IT and ERP software consulting, support, training and project management.

Jonathan S. Barr
Vice President of Sales and Power

Jonathan Barr is Vice President of Sales and Power in Englewood, CO.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Political Science at Wittenberg University in Ohio.  He started his career in the energy business with CSX Corporation working in the Coal Marketing department in Cleveland, OH and Huntington, WV.  Jon held positions in Utility Coal Marketing and was the Director of River Coal Marketing.  He has also worked for United Coal Company and Arch Coal Company in Sales positions, focusing on utility coal sales.  Most recently, Jon was Vice President-Sales & Marketing  at ADA Environmental Solutions, an air pollution control technology company, focused on the coal fired power plant market.  This company specialized in developing technology to reduce mercury emissions from power plants.  Mr. Barr joined Westmoreland in January 2011, where he oversees the sales of coal and the operation of the ROVA power plant North Carolina.

Thomas G. Durham
Vice President of Engineering

Tom Durham is Vice President of Engineering in Englewood, CO.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla – School of Mines and Metallurgy.  He has managed numerous surface mines and has worked in all coal regions in the United States and internationally.  Mr. Durham is a Registered Professional Engineer and member of NSPE, SME, ASCE, CSPE and sits on the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute.

Mary A. Hauck
Vice President of Human Resources and Administration

Mary Hauck is Vice President of Human Resources and Administration in Englewood, CO.  She received her Bachelor of Art’s in Business Education from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Art’s Degree in Computer Resources Management from Webster University.  Ms. Hauck joined Westmoreland in March 2008.  She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Morris W. Kegley
Vice President of Land

Mike Kegley is Vice President of Land in Englewood, CO.  He attended Indiana University and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor in Law. He joined Westmoreland Coal Company in 2005 as Assistant General Counsel and was promoted to General Counsel in August 2007. Mr. Kegley’s coal Industry experience has included broad exposure to legal issues related to mid-western surface and underground operations, and western operations on public and Native American lands.