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Kevin S. Crutchfield

B.S., mining and minerals engineering

Class of 1986

After earning his bachelor's degree in mining and minerals engineering from Virginia Tech in 1986, Kevin Crutchfield worked for Pittston Coal Company in various operating and executive management positions including vice president operations from 1986 to 1995. Over the course of his career, he would go on to serve in various executive roles, including multiple leadership roles within Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. In July 2016, he became CEO and director of Contura Energy. He also served as chairman of the Board’s Safety, Health and Environmental Committee. As of May 7, Crutchfield will become president and CEO and serve as a member of the board of directors of Compass Minerals, a producer of minerals and plant nutrition products. Crutchfield is currently the director and past chairman of the National Mining Association, director of the Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation, a member of the board of advisors for the Electro Mechanical Corporation, and an advisory board member for the Virginia Tech Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering. He has previously served extensively on numerous coal and energy boards, like the Coal Industry Advisory Board International Energy Agency and as director for Rice Energy, Inc.