America's Real Source of Energy

Board

Greg Darby, Chairman

Greg Darby is the President of Beckley, W.Va. based Little General Stores,  Inc. The chain of 100 convenience stores, & restaurants that service primarily West Virginia’s coal communities and is one of West Virginia’s top 50 employers. An active booster of West Virginia University, Greg is an active supporter of the WVU Foundation, Mountaineer Athletic Club, and basketball and football programs.  Greg serves on numerous community and national civic and corporate boards.  Greg is a graduate of West Virginia University, and resides in Daniels, WV with his wife Darlene.

 

Bob Huggins, Founding Honorary Chairman

Morgantown, West Virginia native Bob Huggins is among the nation’s most elite basketball coaches. Fourth in wins among active Division I NCAA men’s basketball coaches, Huggins has amassed over 700 career wins.  Huggins is committed to giving back to the state of West Virginia and led the efforts to establish Remember The Miners to pay tribute to the men and women of West Virginia’s mining industry. Huggins is a two-time cum laude graduate of West Virginia University and resides in Morgantown, WV with his wife, June.

 

Erik Muendel, CEO, Co-Founder, and Executive Committee Chairman

Erik Muendel serves as the President and CEO of Brightline Interactive, LLC, an Alexandria, VA based new media and digital technology development firm. A native West Virginian, Mr. Muendel has demonstrated a commitment to his company supporting Remember The Miners as a Foundation and in giving back to his native state. Mr. Muendel is a graduate of James Madison University and resides in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife, Carrie, and three children.

Jason Parsons, President and Co-Founder

Jason Parsons serves as the President of Remember The Miners. A communications consultant, Mr. Parsons helps various entities meet communications and public relations goals from media firms to insurance brokerage to government relations. A Boone County, W.Va. native, Mr. Parsons attended West Virginia University where he served as student body president twice. Mr. Parsons is an active supporter of the William J. Clinton Foundation and is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative America and The Millennium Network.  Mr. Parsons also led the West Virginia Children’s Literacy Initiative, and is active in several civic organizations.

Jim Bill Harvey, Board Member

Jim Bill was born, grew up and attended high school in Oak Hill, W.Va. He attended WVU and WVIT from 1973-1979 earning Bachelor of Science degrees in Mining Engineering and Industrial Management. He then worked for eight years in the West Virginia coal mining industry before returning to WVU to earn a MBA in 1988.

Jim Bill has worked for McDonough Caperton and their subsequent owners including current employer Wells Fargo. He leads the Wells Fargo Insurance Services Energy and Mining Team which provides property and casualty, employee benefits, surety and financial services to the energy and mining industry worldwide. His team has been named the most profitable operation in the Mid-Atlantic region five times since 1997, and has twice been recognized as the most profitable operation within Wells Fargo Insurance Services countrywide.

He also serves on the Board of CEDAR (Coal Education Development and Resources) and the West Virginia University Alumni Association.

Jim Bill and his wife, Sharon, live in Bristol, Va., but also have a place in Morgantown where they spend much of their time, especially during football and basketball seasons.

Steve Antoline, Board Member

Steve Antoline operates various companies, which include operations in natural gas production, mining, excavation contracting and property development. Steve was the founder of Superior Highwall Miners, Inc., a Beckley based company, which grew into the world’s largest manufacturer of highwall mining equipment with more than 60 systems sold around the world. He also remains active in surface and highwall mining ventures in the Eastern US.

Steve is married to the former Jamie Pride. The couple resides with their three children, Emily, Kris and Madison, in Summersville, WV. They are loyal Moutaineer fans.

Mary J. Payne, Board Member

Mary currently serves on the board of the University of Charleston, the CAMC Foundation and the WV Golf Association Foundation.  She is a graduate of Rollins College, resides in Charleston, is the wife of Drew and mother of 3 children; Massie Payne Cooper, Andrew and Cameron Payne.  She is an avid supporter of WVU.

David Satterfield, Board Member

David Satterfield is currently the Director of Asset Development for the Office of Research and Economic Development at West Virginia University. In addition to his administrative duties Mr. Satterfield also teaches courses in the Entrepreneurship Studies Program in the College of Business and Economics and frequently works with individual students on a host of academic and career issues.

David Satterfield served as the Executive Director of the West Virginia Development Office from October 2001 through January 2005.  As such, he was responsible for four line divisions, focusing on building strong communities; recruiting new investment from around the United States and the world; strengthening and retaining existing industry, enhancing entrepreneurial opportunities and building small businesses.

Prior to joining the Development Office, Mr. Satterfield served as the Chief of Staff and Vice President for Institutional Advancement at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.  In this capacity he functioned as chief advisor to the University president, David Hardesty, as West Virginia University’s primary government relations executive, coordinated the internal administration strategies of the institution and spearheaded special initiatives.

When Governor Bob Wise was elected, in November 2000, Satterfield served as director of the transition team.  He continued this service until the inauguration in January 2001, at which time he became the Chief of Staff to the Governor until May 2001 when he returned to his post at the University.

Satterfield has been active in education reform since 1992, when he was appointed by then Governor Gaston Caperton to study post-secondary education in West Virginia as part of the Higher Education Advocacy Team (HEAT).

Satterfield is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He earned two music degrees (BM and MM) from WVU and has been a faculty member in the College of Creative Arts at WVU since 1983.

Satterfield and his wife, Beth, a faculty member in the College of Human Resources and Education at WVU, have two children, Keith and Allie.

Chris Hamilton, Board Member

Chris Hamilton, a native of Wheeling currently serves as the Senior Vice President for the WV Coal Association.  He has been employed by the Association for the past 25 years and heads up the Industry’s mine regulatory and legislative efforts.  He is a former miner and mine foreman and holds an undergraduate and masters in Business and Economics from WVU.  Hamilton also serves under gubernatorial appointment on the WV Board of Coal Mine Health & Safety and the WV Board of Miner Training Education and Certification and the WV Mine Safety & Technical Review Committee.




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