Michael C. Crews is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Peabody Energy. He served in this position from June 2008 till June 2015. Crews has 25 years of financial experience and an extensive background with Peabody. He joined Peabody in 1998 as Senior Manager of Financial Reporting. He has served as Assistant Corporate Controller, Director of Planning, Assistant Treasurer, and, most recently, Vice President of Operations Planning. Prior to joining Peabody, Crews served for three years in financial positions with MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. and six years at KPMG Peat Marwick in St. Louis. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy from the University of Missouri at Columbia and a Master of Business Administration degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Crews serves on the board of directors of the St. Louis Regional Chamber.