Mr. Crawford has been a director since February 7, 2005. He is Chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee and is a member of the Audit,...
Mr. Crawford has been a director since February 7, 2005. He is Chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee and is a member of the Audit, Compensation, Executive, and Safety, Environmental and Public Policy Committees. Mr. Crawford has been a consultant for Evan Energy Investments, LC, a Richmond, Virginia based company with coal interests in China and Venezuela, since February 2004. Since December 2005, he has served as Chairman of InterAmerican Coal Holding S.A., an Evan Energy investment, which produces coal in Venezuela and purchases coal for resale in Columbia. Mr. Crawford previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of James River Coal Company from its founding in 1988 until March 2003. In late 2002 in the midst of the weakest coal market in more than thirty years, Mr. Crawford recommended to the company's creditors and long-term customers a plan for financial restructuring of James River Coal Company. The creditors chose not to accept the plan and Mr. Crawford voluntarily resigned on March 17, 2003. On March 25, 2003, James River Coal Company and its subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Mr. Crawford was retired from March 2003 until becoming a consultant to Evan Energy Investments L.C. in February 2004. He also is Chair Emeritus and a member of the Board of Trustees of Colby College and currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond Foundation.