Chief Financial Officer
Sam has over 35 years’ experience in the mining industry. Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama.
Sam served as Vice President, Treasurer and Controller with Progress Fuels Corporation and held positions in the Company’s Tax and Planning Departments from 1994 to 2002. Progress Fuels Corporation’s activities covered coal mining, natural gas production, barging and rail reconditioning as a manufacturing subsidiary of Progress Energy. In 2003, Sam was appointed Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer with James River Coal Company. In 2013, he accepted a position as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Alpha Natural Resources. He held that role until 2018, when the Company was sold to Contura Energy. In March 2019, Sam was recruited to the role of Chief Financial Officer with Westmoreland Mining.