The VCCER Advisory Board is appointed by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors and comprised
of high-level representatives of the coal, energy and transportation industries, state agencies, and academia.

Jonathan Belcher
Executive Director
VA Coalfield Economic Development
William L. Blanchfield (Past Chair)
Administrator, Energy & Solid Waste
Northrup Grumman Newport News
Jerry A. Bridges
Executive Director
Virginia Port Authority
Pete Diakun
Vice President of Energy Programs
Newport News Ship Building
Dr. J. Mark Estepp
Southwest Virginia Community College
Ramon L. Espino
Research Professor
Dept. of Chemical Engr., University of Virginia
Roderick A. Hall
Associate VP for Research
Virginia Tech
Bennett Hatfield
President & CEO
International Coal Group, LLC
W. Thomas Hudson (Past Chair)
Virginia Coal Association
Lisa D. Johnson
Senior VP - Power Supply
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
Michael Karmis (Director)
Donna Henry Price
University of Viginia at Wise
Karl Scott Keim
Marshall Miller & Associates
David T. Lawson
Vice President of Coal Marketing
Norfolk Southern Corporation
A. George Mason
Attorney at Law
A. George Mason, Jr., PSC
Bill Murray
Managing Director of Public Policy
J. Michael Onifer
Senior VP - Established Business
Michael Quillen (Past Chair)
Alpha Natural Resources
Daniel D. Smith (Chair)
Senior VP Energy and Properties
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Brian Sullivan (Vice Chair)
Senior VP & General Counsel
The United Company
Barry L. Thomas
Dir. of Regulatory Services for Virginia/Tennessee
American Electric Power
Kevin F. Wall
Vice President & Chief Engineer
Natural Resources Partners Limited Partneship
Herbert Wheary (Past Chair)
Public Policy Consultant
Dominion Resource Services
Richard A. Wolfe (Past Chair)
Wolfe Eng. & Consulting Associates
C. David Hudgins
Director of Member & External Communications
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative