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.
William L. Blanchfield (Past Chair)
Northrup Grumman - Newport News
Associate Vice President for Research ProgramsVirginia Tech
James K. Martin
Martin Energy, LLC
Managing Director of Public PolicyDominion
Daniel D. Smith (Past Chair)
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Charles G. Snavely
Group President Appalachian Western & Northern RegArch Coal, Inc.
Herbert Wheary (Past Chair)
Public Policy Consultant
Richard A. Wolfe (Past Chair)